50 Business Challenges: Sleep

Sleep as a business challenge seems odd, but business can affect your sleep. Conversely, sleep can affect you business, in particular the lack of it can lead to reduced mental toughness. The effect of pressure and stress increases, leading to less sleep.

So take steps to improve your sleep this week, with the aim of waking up refreshed.

What can you do?

When you were a child, your mother probably tried to enforce a set bedtime with a calming routine beforehand. (This may no longer be the case). So get to the point in the evening when you switch off the phone and laptop, and start to relax. Horlicks is not compulsory, but a strong coffee will not help, nor the late night action movie. Despite popular belief, alcohol tends to be counterproductive.

Make sure the bedroom is dark, and not too hot.

And if you are in the habit of waking at 1 am thinking that you must do XYZ tomorrow – keep a notepad nearby so that you can make a note and not lie there fretting.

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