Is Sleep The Key to Your Success?

Is Sleep The Key to Your Success?
Have you heard that successful people often skimp on sleep? We're not buying it! If you're burning the midnight oil, you could be jeopardizing not only your health, but your success as well. Pushing your body to skip sleep and stay up late is a major productivity killer.

Here's why:

You need good sleep to perform well!
A recent study from the University of Rochester found direct evidence that your brain cells need you to sleep to remove toxic proteins from its neurons. Skipping sleep impairs your brain function across the board! The negative effects of sleep deprivation are so great that people who are drunk outperform those lacking sleep.

Sleep deprivation hugely impacts your health.
Too many studies to list show the variety of problems related to not sleeping, including serious diseases such as heart attacks, type 2 diabetes, obesity, and even cancer. 

Poor sleep means poor fitness and athletic ability.
Studies with athletes have shown that poor sleep leads to poorer reaction times (up to 300% worse!) and reduces injury rates. 

And a new mattress is a game changer for better sleep:
According to a number of surveys, including this one from the Better Sleep Council, indicate that people sleeping longer nights are sleeping on a newer mattress: respondents who report getting seven to eight hours of sleep each night (7.5 is optimal) are more likely to be sleeping on a newer mattress (one to four years old).