Are you tired yet? Seems like your head hit the pillow and the alarm jangles you out of peaceful repose? Or was the night spent with the demons of yesterday, today and tomorrow?
Sleep. Popular guidance ranges from recommending 6-7-8 hours per night. That’s up to a third of each and every day. Another way to look at it, 122 days per year. For every 40 years of life, ten are spent asleep.
Any less, then you may not be okay to drive. Depending on your level of grumpiness, you may not be okay to be around other people. But, if you are reading this, then there is a reasonable sound chance that you are in Human Resources. IF not in HR, then you still are a human resource. People avoidance is not a recommendation for professional success.
With the new wearables, i.e., the Fitbit, you can now monitor the quality & length of sleep.
Some nights are absolutely miserable. The night illustrated above shows three great sleep cycles interrupted by a horrid interval of exhausting disruption. Fortunately, uncommon when compared to most nights. The best nights show sound sleep cycles and infrequent episodes of Restless or Awake disturbances.
The woods are lovely, dark and deep. But I have promises to keep, and miles to go before I sleep. Robert Frost
Sleep well, live better.