Dedication, passion, persistence, and a good work ethic are all important when it comes to achieving success in our daily lives. But that’s only part of the equation. One factor that’s often overlooked when we talk about success is getting a good night’s sleep.
Don’t just take it from me, take it from Lin Manuel Miranda, star and creator of Hamilton: “There’s no magic pill for success. No ginger, no apple cider vinegar will substitute a good night of sleep. I believe we make our worst decisions when we’re tired.”
As we sleep, our bodies work to not only maintain our physical health but to support a healthy brain function as well. When we don’t get the amount of sleep that our bodies need, the cognitive skills that we depend on in our professional lives are affected. Our abilities to focus, concentrate, reason, remember and make good judgment calls all suffer.
While there are often factors out of our control that can hinder our sleep habits, there are many things that we can do to improve our quality of sleep. Creating a comfortable sleep environment, developing a bedtime routine, and investing in good sleep essentials are just a few things we can do to better our sleep patterns.
Check out the sleep cards below created by Casper to read more about common sleep issues as well as tips to overcome them to be your most successful self.
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