I can’t tell you how many people I talk to who tell me that they have sleep problems.  Either they can’t fall asleep or once they fall asleep they wake up and cannot go back to sleep.  This can be such a vicious cycle which leads to exhaustion and stress.  It also leads to poor work performance or any performance.  As an adult, we need between 7-8 hours of solid sleep in order to be at our best each day.  A study done by Stanford Medicine states the following for getting 6 or less hours of sleep, Two consecutive nights of less than six hours could leave you sluggish for the following six days.” (Surprised? You aren’t alone: This stat sparked a gasp of dismay at my office staff meeting.) Researchers also found that staying up an extra hour, even if followed by a full night’s sleep, is correlated with slower performance the next day. But going to bed an hour earlier than normal has a negligible effect.”Sleep is vital to becoming a high performing person, without it the evidence is very clear that our health will suffer physically and mentally. The attached article has several things that you can do to promote good sleep results.  It may take trying a few to figure out what helps you.  Arianna Huffington also has an excellent book called “The Sleep Revolution” which drives the points that getting the right amount of sleep is vital to our health and to achieving our goals.  15 Ways To Fall Asleep Faster: The Sleep Revolution


Be well,