With modern technology, we’re permanently connected to the universe with those clever apps bombarding us with notifications from email, Facebook, Twitter, WhatsApp, etc. It never stops, unless we choose to create boundaries for ourselves.
In order to be successful and out there changing the world, we have to be healthy. Being healthy requires making nourishing choices and getting the rest we need.
Sleep is fundamental to health, and it’s certainly not a luxury. Unless you were born amongst the 3% with a particular DNA that gives you the stamina to survive on only four hours sleep per night, you need at least 6- 8 hours. It’s not one size fits all, some people do need more sleep than others to be at their best.
During deep sleep (non REM sleep), your body is being nourished and renewed, and during dream sleep (REM sleep), your brain is processing the day. If you don’t get enough sleep, your immune system will be compromised and you will not be able to focus. Over time, you’ll start becoming ill.
If lack of sleep is affecting you, there are a number of things you can do without resorting to drugs. Drugs will mask the problem for a short term gain. The cause of the insomnia will continue to manifest into some other disease that will ultimately affect, if not ruin your career.