Sleep directly affects productivity. How can we get as much done if we’re exhausted all the time? The brain and body need rest so they can perform at their best. One of the major changes you should make if you want to get more done is your sleep habits. Try to get enough sleep. This can be ard but there are ways to do it which don’t even involve medication. You need this. It is not a luxury.
- While adequate hours of sleep is necessary to stimulate creativity, retain information and absorb new information, data indicate that on average we are sleeping 1-2 hours less than half a century ago.
- Women need more sleep than men because they spend more time multi-tasking compared to the latter.
- Racial minorities like African-Americans get significantly less sleep than Whites, which may be related to structural and cultural factors adversely affecting minorities.
“It’s well established that sleep is necessary for cognitive function; sleep is vital for information retention and memory consolidation, i.e. remembering things you’ve presumably learned or experienced in a day. But there’s more.”