Are you getting enough sleep, probably not? Studies have shown that the people that live in major cities around the world average less than 3 hours of sleep a night.
Now considering the chaos and stress levels we deal with on a daily basis in this Lagos it’s asinine to deprive your brain and body of any sleep! That is just insane. You need to be well rested just to keep up with the city life. You have to think of your body as having a rechargeable battery, during the course of the day you use up several volts of energy…sorta speak. Regardless of what you do for a living, your body wears down.
Now think about it, people that do physically demanding jobs like firemen, EMTs, couriers and construction workers use a lot of energy in a 24 hour period. That’s why they go through such rigorous training in order to condition their bodies. The fitter and well trained they are, the less energy their body uses. Though their bodies are gradually wearing down, they perform better on the job. They also have to get as much rest as possible. Matter of fact it is mandated that they get as much as 8 hours of sleep in order to be efficient at their jobs. Staying up late every night after working and working out to watch your favourite show keeps you busy dying slowly.
The same goes for you too, in order to be efficient you have to treat your body right. You need to put the right things in it and listen to it when you feel tired. Personally I take a nap every chance I get and take every Monday off to catch up on some Zs. This reinvigorates my mind and body. I like for my clients to feed off my energy in order to keep them motivated. Nigerians are visual people so I make sure that my mood and attitude is energized.
Studies have shown that the human body needs an average of six hours of sleep every day. Some of the health benefits include improved memory, it curbs inflation linked to heart disease, stroke, diabetes, arthritis and premature aging (hence looking older than you are when you don’t get enough rest). Yeah we are all very busy, but you also better get busy sleeping!