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Sleep and Well-Being

Well-being is one of my coaching focuses. When my clients told me they could have done better with their sleep, they knew the impact of being short of sleep. Can you really afford not to have enough sleep?

Sleep is far more intelligent and important than we can imagine. Numerous functions of the brain are restored during sleep, such as

  • the brain’s capacity for learning
  • memory consolidation after learning
  • forgetting the information not needed (reducing the brain resources consumption)
  • neural recovery from brain injuries
  • Clear out waste proteins that are toxic to brain cells
  • Enhance creativity by fusing together disparate sets of knowledge for problem-solving

Can you make up your sleep during the weekend? Learn about the recycle rate.

The recycle rate of a human being is around sixteen hours. After sixteen hours of being awake, the brain begins to fail. Humans need more than seven hours of sleep each night to maintain cognitive performance. After ten days of just seven hours of sleep, the brain is as dysfunctional as it would be after going without sleep for twenty-four hours. Three full nights of recovery sleep (i.e., more nights than a weekend) are insufficient to restore performance back to normal levels after a week of short sleeping.” ~ Walker, Matthew. Why We Sleep

Cheers to good nights’ sleep and our well-being!

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