“Sleep is the greatest legal performance-enhancing drug that most people are probably neglecting.”
– Matthew Walker
Hustle culture tells us to work harder and sleep less.
But every ounce of research indicates that sleeping less (even if it means we’re working longer hours) does not enhance our performance… it diminishes it.
Even if you’re someone who *thinks* you don’t need more than 5-6 hours of sleep every night, science says you’re probably wrong:
“Based on probably about 10,000 research study papers now. The number of people who can survive on six hours of sleep or less and show no impairment, rounded to a whole number and expressed as a per cent, is zero.”
Not to mention…
“Every major disease that is killing us in the developed world: Alzheimer’s, cancer, obesity, diabetes, anxiety, depression, suicidality. All of them have direct now and very strong causal links to deficient sleep.”
So treat your body with respect… and sleep!
If you feel insecure about getting more shut-eye than all the other “hustlers” around you, then remember this awesome post we came across recently…