You doze off in meetings or at the wheel. You oversleep on weekends to make up for weekday deficits. You're not getting the kind of sleep you want to be getting.
Although skimping on sleep may seem like one of the easiest ways to gain extra time in our day, we're cutting into precious time for our bodies to repair and restore. Getting good sleep improves our memory, boosts our ability to empathize with others, heightens our sex drive, and increases our problem-solving skills two-fold.
Try this: Guard your sleeptime fiercely. The CDC recommends that adults get seven to nine hours of sleep each night. If you’re not getting at least seven hours per night on a regular basis, make a change today—even if that means making an excuse to leave the office party early, or letting the dishes sit in the sink overnight. A good night’s sleep will pay you back many times over…unlike those cheese canapés or clean glasses.