The Collective Need for Sleep

In activism, politics, business, sports, and entertainment, the world’s top leaders value their sleep over as much as their achievements, fame, recognition, and money. The engine of their success is sleep, as they value and fill their due sleep cycles on a consistent basis. Sleep can do the same for you.

Insufficient sleep leads to many complications on the individual level, but recent studies prove these complications to be present on a national scale as well. Those who get less than 6 hours of sleep per night negatively affect national success, as inadequate sleep leads to a 2.28% reduction in the American GDP and a grand total of 1.2 million working days lost.

Sound sleep has a plethora of benefits, but two critical ones are undoubtedly noteworthy. First, sufficient sleep ups performance and productivity. While this asset applies to all facets of life, the proof is in the numbers with well-rested employees saving businesses as much as $1,976 annually. Second, good sleep increases the longevity of good health. Directly correlated with a more supported immune system, adequate sleep has been proven to keep people healthier for longer. With a good sleep schedule, a wind-down routine, a clean quiet room, and appropriate additions to other healthy habits, better sleep will follow, and along with it, a healthier you.

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Adam Hansen

Adam is a part time journalist, entrepreneur, investor and father.