A couple weeks ago, I wrote about shutting off portable electronics like your Blackberry or iPhone before going to bed to get restful sleep. But there’s also something to be said about why sleep is so important overall.
Studies show that lack of sleep affects learning as well as your cognitive skills, and this affects your daily activities, whether it’s at school, home or work. While you’re sleeping, new things you’ve learned are being processed and memories are being organized and stored.
Sacrificing sleep to get more done isn’t a good way to manage your time. In fact, the quality and performance level of your work will most likely suffer. However, getting adequate sleep will help maintain and may even increase your personal productivity.
On a side note, if you have the advantage of working from home, a thirty-minute nap in the afternoon is proven to help reduce mental fatigue and digital fog.