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The Importance of Good Night’s Sleep for Entrepreneurs

Entrepreneurship requires full dedication to the business, which is why many entrepreneurs miscalculate the healthy balance between work and rest. This lack of balance overtime can become one serious issue not only for their businesses, but for their mental and physical health. Getting enough sleep is one of the most important ingredients of staying healthy, productive and in good health.

Just because many entrepreneurs prefer to cut down on sleeping hours and increase the coffee intake, believing that it is the way it is supposed to be, it does not mean that it is the right recipe for success. In order to prove that, we are collecting here some interesting TED Talks, which will remind you how important good sleep is and how you can actually become even more successful if you get the rest that your brain needs.

Arianna Huffington: How to succeed? Get more sleep

“In this short talk, Arianna Huffington shares a small idea that can awaken much bigger ones: the power of a good night’s sleep. Instead of bragging about our sleep deficits, she urges us to shut our eyes and see the big picture: We can sleep our way to increased productivity and happiness — and smarter decision-making.”

Jessa Gamble: Our natural sleep cycle is nothing like what we do now

“In today’s world, balancing school, work, kids and more, most of us can only hope for the recommended eight hours of sleep. Examining the science behind our body’s internal clock, Jessa Gamble reveals the surprising and substantial program of rest we should be observing.”

Jeff Iliff: One more reason to get a good night’s sleep

“The brain uses a quarter of the body’s entire energy supply, yet only accounts for about two percent of the body’s mass. So how does this unique organ receive and, perhaps more importantly, rid itself of vital nutrients? New research suggests it has to do with sleep.”

─ July 13, 2015