I remember going through a sleep test a couple of years ago (I suffer from sleep apnea) and being fascinated by the fact that we pay attention to getting to productive when we are awake, but almost no attention to how productive we are when we are asleep. The measure of lack of productivity in one area is typically felt exponentially in the other. The impact is clear:
But all that lost sleep is taking an insidious toll. Chronic, inadequate sleep raises the risk of cardiovascular disease, depression, diabetes and obesity. It impairs cognitive function, memory and the immune system and causes more than 100,000 motor-vehicle accidents a year. Sleep deprivation also changes the body’s metabolism, making people eat more and feel less satisfied.
Where’s my Zeo?