There are so many high-profile leaders both in business and politics
that still talk about I only sleep four hours a night.
98 to 99 percent human brains need
to sleep for seven to nine hours per night.
All of my clients seem to think
that they’re in the 1 to 2 percent.
Don’t need to sleep that long
and actually the easiest way to know what your number is
is whether you naturally wake up at the
same time at the weekend that you have to wake up during the week.
If you do, you’re probably getting enough sleep.
If you need to lie in in the mornings at
the weekend or have a nap to catch on sleep .
Then you’re probably not getting enough during the week.
Long-term if you skimp on your sleep
and you’re not regularly getting the amount that you need.
Then this is now causally related to getting the
symptoms of diseases like Alzheimer’s and other dementia earlier.
Then you might have making sure
that you get regular good quality and adequate length of sleep
we can prevent the symptoms from showing up earlier.
There’re a lot of famous politicians that often boasted of only sleeping four or
five hours a night and
this is anecdotal
but Margaret Thatcher and Ronald Reagan were famous for saying this and
they both ended up getting out Simas.
The research does back up
that not sleeping enough can lead to getting dementia later in life .
But it really worries me
that there are still leaders in business and politics
that talk about not sleeping for the right amount of time
and that that’s a role model for people
think of having enough sleep making your brain really productive
allowing you to be creative and entrepreneurial
as the real badge of honor.