The Ties Between Sleep and Success

The world’s highest owners know the power of sleep and consistently get enough of it. Jeff Bezos, the founder of Amazon with a net worth of $195 billion, says, “Eight hours of sleep makes a big difference for me, and I try hard to make that a priority. For me, that’s the needed amount to feel energized and excited”. Whitney Wolfe Herd, the founder of Bumble who has a reported net worth of $1.5 billion, says, “Nothing is more nourishing to your mind, body, and soul than a good night’s sleep”. You too can obtain success by catching all the z’s you need.

Sleep schedules are unique to each individual. Greta Thunberg gets 9 hours of sleep, Marie Kondo requires 8 hours of sleep, Tim Cook needs 7 hours of sleep, and Elon Musk thrives on just 6 hours of sleep. 

Each year, America forfeits over $411 billion in productivity due to insufficient sleep, making the economic implications of sleep deprivation monumental. Insufficient sleep has also been proven to increase the risk of death by 13%, 2.28% is lost in American GDP, doubles individuals’ chances of being in a car accident, and 1.2  million working days are lost annually as a result.

The benefits of getting good sleep are innumerable. For starters, the odds of success increase for people who regularly get between 7 and 8 hours of sleep, as their productivity increases by 29% compared to people who sleep for 5 hours or less. A sufficient sleep schedule improves the ability to recall facts and perform procedures, giving your memory overall a boost. REM sleep is one of the most effective contributors to the nurturing of creativity, and getting enough of it fosters ingenuity and problem-solving skills. Sleep dramatically reduces the risk of mistakes, preventing clerical errors in the workplace. An increase in sleep produces a stronger immune system, helping well-rested people stay healthier for longer. Lastly, those who get the medically suggested 7 to 8 hours of sleep power night save companies an average of $1,976 per year with improved productivity and performance.

A good night’s sleep is one of the best things you can do for your health, happiness, and well-rounded wellbeing. Sweet dreams!