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“Sleeping well is the best productivity tool” Jason Fried
“You should meditate for twenty minutes every day — unless you’re too busy. Then you should meditate for an hour.” Zen proverb
Humans spend an average of 25 years sleeping over the course of a lifetime.
Parents of newborn babies miss out on roughly 6 months of sleep during the baby’s ﬁrst 2 years of life.
The record for the longest period without sleep is 11 days.
The average person in France sleeps 8.83 hours a night — the most in the developed world.
Sleeping less than 7 hours each night reduces life expectancy.
Believing that you’ve slept well improves performance, even if you didn’t get that much sleep.
Studies show that students at schools with later start times perform better.
You burn more calories while sleeping than you do while watching television.
Women experience more nightmares than men.
In general, exercising regularly makes it easier to fall asleep and contributes to sounder sleep. However, exercising sporadically or right before going to bed will make falling asleep more difﬁcult.
We naturally feel tired at two different times of the day: about 2:00 AM and 2:00 PM. It is this natural dip in alertness that is primarily responsible for the post-lunch dip.
Lack of sleep can cause people to gain about 2 pounds a week.
People who don’t get enough sleep are more likely to have bigger appetites due to the fact that their leptin levels (leptin is an appetite-regulating hormone) are lower.
No ‘screen-time’ before sleep?
How do you nap?