The Importance of Sleep and Why You Need More of It – with Drew King

Entrepreneurs need more sleep - This episode explains how sleep helps you succeed more.

The Importance of Sleep and Why You Need More of It – with Drew King

Sleep matters because it’s 1/3rd of our lives. We should take sleep VERY seriously. It’s 1/3rd of our lives. When most people think about a healthy lifestyle, they think about eating healthy foods and exercise. What may surprise people is that sleep is equivalent to the other two. The three go together. They are like a 3 spoke wheel, each spoke needs to be the same size or the wheel is not going to turn smoothly.

The sweet spot is between 7 and 8 hours. People who are only getting 5 are not operating at their optimal level. (If you are getting less than 7, you’re more prone to getting sick. Sleep affects the majority of the organs in your body.)

People who sleep less than 7 hours per day are 30% more at risk of becoming obese. Prolonged lack of quality sleep can lead to depression and anxiety. Routine and consistency is important. You cannot bank sleep. If you’re “averaging” 7, but it’s 4 one night and 9-10 the next night, that’s not healthy.

Additional topics we cover:

  • A list of things that you need to do in order to have a quality night sleep.
  • A list of the main enemies of good sleep.
  • A trick to get yourself to fall back asleep quicker when you wake up in the middle of the night.
  • The 4 stages of sleep and what each does.
  • How to diagnose sleep apnea.

The goal is a healthy mind and healthy body. You cannot have this without a good night of sleep. Entrepreneurs needs to be on their game. You cannot do that without being on you’re a game. Sleep plays a bigger part of this than most people ever realize. For optimal efficiency, you need to get 7-8 hours of sleep.

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