Time is money — even, as it turns out, time you spend sleeping.
Researchers at the University of California, San Diego, found that getting an extra hour of shut-eye each night correlated to a 16% increase in pay. That’s quite a nice tradeoff, given that all you have to do to get it is be unconscious.
Without sleep, your health — both mental and physical — as well as your ability to focus seriously suffers. And let’s be honest, without an adequate amount of rest, none of us are fun to be around.
There are a few tried and true ways to get a better night’s sleep, such as not consuming caffeine after a certain hour or keeping your devices out of your bedroom. But there are also factors that you wouldn’t expect to be sapping valuable hours of shut eye. Read on for some of the most stealthy sleep saboteurs.
The National Sleep Foundation (NSF) today announces Sleep Awareness Week 2017, its annual event celebrating sleep health running through April 29. Advancing the theme, “Sleep Better, Feel Better.,” this year’s Sleep Awareness Week encourages the public to prioritize sleep to improve their overall health and well-being.
Jonathan Rosenberg, Google’s former SVP of product, advises one of the most important tech CEOs on the planet, Larry Page of Alphabet, Google’s parent company.
He’s also co-author, with executive chairman Eric Schmidt, of business tome “How Google Works.”
It’s no surprise that someone with Rosenberg’s schedule admits to having an “addiction” to his smartphone, something every professional can relate to. But even this busy exec makes a point of putting his phone away while at dinner and before bed. He says the simple habit helps him relax after a busy day and fall asleep.
By Carol Roth
Sleep Late? No Problem!
However, as a successful entrepreneur who struggles with mornings, I wanted to let the late risers out there know that there is hope for you, too. So, I spoke with a variety of millionaires who wouldn’t even think of waking up at 5 or 6 . . . or even 7 a.m.
Here’s our best advice to be successful when the snooze button is your best friend.
Are you getting enough sleep? If you’re not getting at least seven hours or more every day, the answer is likely “no,” according to the American Academy of Sleep Medicine and the Sleep Research Society.
Do Sleep Problems Cause Mental Illness? Or Are They A Symptom Of It?
Americans are quite sleep deprived these days, but what you might not know is all of that not sleeping could be affecting your mental well-being. Or, is it that your mental health is leading to sleepless nights and yawn-filled days? The data paints a picture: Nearly one in five Americans suffers from some kind of mental illness, according to data from the National Institute of Mental Health. Even more surprising, a whopping 50 to 80 percent of people living with typical psychiatric illnesses also report chronic sleep problems, compared to less than 20 percent of the general population.
It’s a known fact that as we age, we sleep less. But the reasoning behind this phenomenon is poorly understood. Do older adults sleep less because they need less sleep, or because they simply can’t get the rest they need?
Insufficient sleep, a common problem that has been linked to chronic disease risk, might also be an unrecognized risk factor for bone loss. Results of a new study will be presented Saturday at the Endocrine Society’s 99th annual meeting in Orlando, Fla.
MONDAY, March 27, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Millions of Americans battle bothersome nighttime conditions, such as sleep apnea or the need to get up frequently to urinate.
Now, new research suggests that treating the former condition with CPAP “mask” therapy might also help ease the latter.