What You Can Learn From a Full Night’s Sleep
The world’s highest earners have something very interesting in common: they all prioritize sleep. Some of the top earners in the country relay that a good night’s rest is important not only for the body, but for the mind and soul as well.
Influential figures such as Greta Thunberg, Serena Williams, and Marie Kondo have shared their sleep routine, and all of them are getting more than six hours of sleep a night. This pattern is seen in other famous figures, and it’s no coincidence. Sleeping more than six hours a night has been linked to higher productivity overall. In fact, a poor night’s rest can actually cost American workers billions in lost productivity!
It has been proven that people who regularly get between 7 and 8 hours of sleep are 29% more productive than those who sleep less than 5 hours, which explains why these highly successful people all get adequate amounts of sleep. If a good night’s rest is working for the country’s top earners, why are so many Americans still getting less than 5 hours of sleep a night?
To help increase the amount of rest you’re getting each night, consider changing some small things in your daily routine. For example, limiting the amount of screen time before bed can help you fall asleep faster and help you stay asleep all night. Phones, laptops, and TV also produce bluelight which can inhibit melatonin production by up to 200%! Consider turning off screens an hour before bed or investing in some blue light glasses to help with problematic sleep problems.
Another easy way to help sleep better is to launder your bed sheets more often. 73% of people say they are more excited to sleep with fresh sheets. This gets people in bed earlier and the comforting feeling keeps them sleeping well all night.
These very easy lifestyle changes can greatly improve your sleep routine. Take it from some of the most successful people in the country: sleep is one of the most important aspects of productivity. If sleep is so important in our daily lives, why are so many of us depriving ourselves of a good night’s rest? Learn more about healthy sleeping habits in the infographic below: