Productive Sleep

“Early to bed, early to rise, makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise.”

Benjamin Franklin

The Benefits of Waking Up On Time

Pat yourself on the back for how many habits you’ve been working towards in this course so far. If you’re anything like most everyone else who takes this course, you are far from perfect at implementing these habits. That’s OK! If you want to apply these principles and see the proven results in your life, don’t give up. In this lesson, we’ll be talking about the final habit we invite you to experiment with: going to bed and waking up at a consistent time.

The scientific research literature on sleep is overwhelmingly clear. The average adult need anywhere from seven to nine hours of sleep per night, and getting too much or too little sleep is associated with disease, a higher probability of getting sick, and lower life expectancy. Your age, genes, and other factors lead to the precise amount of sleep you need. 

There is pretty robust research that demonstrates those who wake up early are less depressed. Those who report waking up early are also less likely to procrastinate and more likely to be conscientious and agreeable.