Want to make a healthy New Year’s resolution? Try getting more sleep!
Between the demands of our work and family, not to mention our investment in ourselves—namely exercising regularly and eating better—who has time for sleep? Canadians certainly don’t, according to a recent study. Although it’s recommended that adults get as much as eight hours of uninterrupted sleep each night, it turns out a third of us are getting less than seven. The irony is that getting more sleep could actually help us tackle a whole host of healthy New Year’s resolutions. Here’s how getting more sleep can affect your quality of life.
1. Well-rested people perform better.
A report by Stanford Medicine found that two consecutive sleep-deprived nights can negatively impact your performance in all aspects of life. The kicker? That negative impact can last for the next six days!
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2. Well-rested people have more energy.
This one is obvious, but often overlooked. In our culture, we’re quick to assume that being “too tired” is a lame excuse and that “winners” know how to power through and tackle their goals regardless of how little sleep they’re getting. This is a delusional—and even dangerous—mindset. In the long run, having enough energy is what drives success, and that doesn’t start with finding more motivation or willpower or grit. It starts with getting enough sleep.
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