“…the way to a more productive, more inspired, more joyful life is getting enough sleep.”
– Arianna Huffington
A lot of people are sleep-deprived these days. You live at Ikorodu/Sango-Ota/Ikotun and go to work at Lekki or Victoria Island. You wake up each day at 3 a.m. so as to leave for work at 4 a.m., else you will not make it to work before 8 a.m. The official closing time is 5 p.m. but you know that is just for formalities, because you are not likely to leave the office till around 6 or 7 p.m. Then you start the journey back home, get home at 10 p.m. or on a day it rains, 11p.m./12 a.m. and you have to be up at 3 a.m. again. You are shaking your head, right? You have considered renting a place on the island but the rent is just too expensive. Some days you come to work and you are so tired, you sleep off immediately you sit at your desk.
Or you just started a start-up company and because you want to succeed, you stay up late every night, sleeping for 4 hours or less mapping out plans and plotting out strategies to make your company viable and also finish up pending jobs. It is understandable that you don’t want to sleep away your future or company, but have you considered the effects this lack of adequate sleep will have or even has on you already?
You have gone five straight days with less than 4 hours sleep and then while working on a client’s job, you drop off and in the process botch his work or if you don’t sleep off, you can’t think straight anymore and while trying to force yourself to stay awake, you make some terrible blunders which in the morning scares the hell out of you. What do you do?
Arianna Huffington, in this 3+ minute TEDTalk video, shares how the power of a good night sleep can help you succeed and awaken big ideas. Instead of bragging about our sleep, she urges us to shut our eyes and see the big picture: We can sleep our way to increased productivity, happiness and smarter decision-making.
Watch the video below.
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