The Simple Logic Behind Getting More Sleep

There’s a small percentage of the population that can thrive on less than four hours of sleep per day. I’m not one of these people. You probably aren’t either. But I’ve often tried to trick myself into thinking I am. And it’s always ended poorly. Here’s the deal:

When I sleep less, my focus falters. When my focus falters, I lose self-awareness. When I lose self-awareness, I lose self-confidence. When I lose self-confidence, I feel less secure. When I feel insecure, I talk about myself more because I feel like I need to compensate or prove myself to others. When I talk about myself more, I listen to others less. When I listen to others less, my relationships suffer. So I try to get plenty of sleep.

Sound familiar?

As strange as it sounds, I think it actually takes a lot of discipline to get plenty of sleep. But like most things that require hard work, it’s worth it.

 
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