Busyness has become a badge of honor in our society. Somehow, getting things done has taken precedence over sleep, family time, and even other values.
This shift in cultural priorities occurred for several reasons. Among these factors is that busyness became a status symbol of importance and a means to elevate one’s self worth.
Unfortunately, this has come at a cost. While burning the candle at both ends may feel productive, being underslept takes its toll on job performance, brain processing, memory, emotions, relationships, physical health, and mental health.
In my latest article and video, I discuss why busyness doesn’t deliver in its promise for prestige, at least not at a high cost. I also highlight what happens to job efficiency, cognition, and mind-body physiology when one gets less sleep than required for optimal function.
- Stats on trading sleep for work
- Why society prioritizes busyness
- The trade offs of overwork for tiredness
- How lack of sleep (negatively) impacts job performance and brain function
- Acute and long-term effects of sleep deprivation
- Some basic tips for better sleep
More and more, wellness influencers are getting the word out that we got it wrong about sacrificing slumber. What we once considered a good thing and made us feel valuable, being busy, wasn’t worth the cost.
We now know that sleep is just as much a foundational aspect to health as nutrition, movement, self-care, relationships, and socio-economic factors.
To learn more about why you should be cautious about cutting your sleep short and tips for better slumber, click here.
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Disclaimer: This material is for information purposes only and is not intended to diagnose, treat, or prescribe for any illness. You should check with your doctor regarding implementing any new strategies into your wellness regime. These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA.
This information is applicable ONLY for therapeutic quality essential oils. This information DOES NOT apply to essential oils that have not been tested for purity and standardized constituents. There is no quality control in the United States, and oils labeled as “100% pure” need only to contain 5% of the actual oil. The rest of the bottle can be filled with fillers and sometimes toxic ingredients that can irritate the skin. The studies are not based solely on a specific brand of an essential oil, unless stated. Please read the full study for more information.