“If you want to be a billionaire, sleep as little as possible.” Donald Trump.
“Sleep is a criminal waste of time. A heritage from our cave days.” Thomas Edison.
“Every important mistake I’ve made in my life, I’ve made because I was too tired.” Bill Clinton
Sleep. So easy to take for granted, but so essential – especially if you are not getting enough. And yet there is so much bravado and neglect when we think about sleep. Whatever you may think of Donald Trump and Thomas Edison, their opinions on sleep are way off the mark when it comes to what the research and even what common sense shows. And whatever your opinion of Bill Clinton there is much wisdom in his reflection on sleep and making errors of judgement.
On this podcast my co-host Andrew Horton and I discuss:
The importance of prioritising sleep in our lives.
The dangerous consequences of not having enough sleep.
How do I know I am getting enough sleep?
An embarrassing example in my life of not getting enough sleep.
How much are people in positions of authority making decisions from a place of inadequate sleep?
A Biblical perspective on sleep.
Three suggestions for those struggling to get to sleep.
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What questions, reflections and comments on sleep do you have?