*Contributed by Will.
Meet Jeremy, a rising star in his company, who prides himself for waking up at 4 am almost every morning and going to bed late at night. He wants to make sure everything is properly done before he goes home from work, and is always available for a consultation even late in the evening.
Do you identify with Jeremy? Do you think he will become a wonderful team leader, accomplishing wonderful things? Many people strive for the hustler effect, where your life is neatly wrapped around your career and sleep is just something you do whenever there’s time.
After all, we all know that hard work and long hours represent the path to success, right? Well, not so much. According to recent studies, a chronic lack of sleep can make you less productive, and brings a multitude of health problems your way.
Every decision you make at work or in your day-to-day life, requires brain function, but lack of sleep leads to impaired cognitive processes and prevents the brain to function to 100%. As a result, your productivity lowers, it becomes more difficult to stay focused, and your ability to solve complex problems fast and concise lowers.