Never underestimate the power of a good night’s sleep: enough sleep will improve your chances of business success.
Starting your own business can be exciting and rewarding. Finally, you have the freedom to work the hours you want, implementing your own ideas and securing the rewards of your own efforts without the pressure of a superior. However, with this freedom comes the burden of your own deadlines, establishing a customer base, and hopefully in the long term making a profit and a success. The process may cause stress and worry, which could be exacerbated by the added hindrance of a poor night’s sleep….
The recommended number of hours sleep are 7-8 per night. However, some successful business people brag about managing easily on 4 hours a night, and wear it as a badge of honour, blissfully unaware of the devastating long term effect on their health. Trump famously boasts on getting by on 4 hours sleep a night. Bill Gates insists on 9 hours a night.
How sleep affects performance- Mind, Body and Mood:
· Mind-without a good night’s sleep you will find that you will have impaired cognitive functioning. Your memory, learning and decision making will also be challenged. You will have a shorter attention span.
· Body- Sleep helps to regulate stress hormones and supports a good immune system. Lack of sleep has been associated with significant health problems such as diabetes, obesity, Alzheimer’s and even some cancers.
· Mood- Recent studies show that there is evidence to link less sleep to poor mental health…. relating to many psychological conditions such as depression, anxiety and psychosis.
The good news is that there is something you can do about it. At Hunrosa we have a vast amount of experience in supporting people with sleep issues. We are members of the British Sleep Society and work with the NHS in Cornwall.
What can you do
At Hunrosa we help individuals who need to improve their sleep
We run staff wellbeing sessions and informal talks
We resolve sleep problems swiftly and successfully
Contact us at www.hunrosa.co.uk
Finally, a note from Ariana Huffington, a successful international business woman and promoter of good sleep….“I feel the key thing is to recognize that to succeed, we don’t have to burn out in the process.”