One of the things I have never understood is the sleep deprivation humblebrag. It’s almost like a game of Name that Tune, except instead of, “I can name that tune in 3 notes,” it’s, “I can function on 3 hours of sleep”
That’s great, but what’s the point? The human body needs 7-8 hours of sleep every night. We know this because science – there’s gobs and gobs of science behind how much sleep we need, and just because you can get away with sleeping for a few hours a night doesn’t mean you’re cheating science…you’re cheating yourself.
You can have your 3 hours of sleep. I’ll take my 8 hours any night and enjoy every minute of it.
This is an excerpt from 40@40: Learn to Love Sleep.
In celebration of my 40th birthday, I decided to write 40 blog posts to reflect on 40 of the most important lessons I have learned throughout my life. You can follow the full series here: