Sleep is a crucial component of our everyday lives as it has an impact on our health, cognitive, and physical functions. Not getting enough sleep can affect these functions leaving us much more prone to illness with slower cognitive processing and poor physical performance.
Now, do we all get enough sleep every night? Probably not, however, there are things we can do to increase the quality our sleep. This video from Med School Insiders gets into the science of sleep, and gives us some tips to get the most of our sleep to wake up feeling more energetic. Start feeling refreshed instead of drained after sleeping, and learn some interesting new ways to get energy boosts during your day.
There are many reasons we all need a good night’s sleep on a regular basis. Aside from the obvious health benefits, it also makes you more productive throughout the day and less irritable when working with those less-than-capable team members.
Independent IT contractors often function on little sleep and lots of coffee, sometimes because of juggling multiple contracts or just working on a single project late into the night. Even if you manage to get to bed on time, though, this infographic by EtherArchives shows that there is more you need to do to ensure a better sleep and, ultimately, better health.