The last part of our brain to evolve was the neocortex, responsible for functions such as sensory perception, motor commands, and language...
We all know caffeinated and careworn executives who, after hours of wakeful slumber, struggle to recall simple facts, seem disengaged and uninspired, lack patience with others, and can’t think through problems or reach clear-cut decisions.
Your brain prefers uninterrupted sleep and waking up naturally. Snoozing is the exact opposite of those two things.
Practitioners of the always-on, 12-latte-a-day work style are doing themselves and their organizations a disservice, McKinsey & Co.’s Nick van Dam and Els van der Helm write.
Nowadays, many of us live by the slogan of “Work hard, play hard!” in this hyperconnected, 24/7 world. However, the new life maxim I would like to propose to live by is “Work hard, play hard, sleep hard.” A maxim not only much-needed for individuals, but also critical for organizations.
If you’re one of the lucky ones working at one of these front-running sleep friendly companies: What’s the best way to make the most out of your nap? And what if you’re not so lucky and need to squeeze your nap into your weekend?
Do you often go to bed too late during the week and do you think you can make it up in the weekend? Sleep expert and founder of Shleep explains the concept of sleep debt.
Els van der Helm recommends sleeping well every night. She says about this: "The effects will naturally increase if you have not slept enough for a longer period of time, but after a night too little sleep there is a direct impact."