Sleep Like a Baby – Part 2
Do your eyelids feel heavy during afternoon meetings? Do you sleep extra hours on weekend mornings? Do you use caffeine to stay alert? Do you need an alarm to get you out of bed? These are all symptoms of sleep deficiency - signals that you are operating below your peak performance and beneath your mental capacity. Despite popular perceptions, sleep is not a luxury - it’s a biological necessity.
What you will learn
We are the only species on the planet who deliberately deprives ourselves of sleep for no apparent reason! Think of the word Midday – middle of the day. Think of the word Midnight – middle of the night. Yet, many people are still sending emails, scrolling on social media pages, drinking alcohol, or watching television at this time. Protecting your sleep requires focusing on three key factors – duration, quality, and regularity.
Key topics include:
- NREM and REM stages of sleep
- Using the 90-minute rule (35 cycles/week technique)
- Three inextricably intertwined sleep windows
- Easing the effects of Jet lag