I have to agree sleep is super important and when I get a good nights sleep it is so much easier to get stuff done the next day.
If you read a lot or are someone who gets a lot done, people will assume two things.
One, that you’re a speed reader. Two, that you never sleep.
In my experience, neither of those assumptions are true. Or at least, they don’t need to be.
There’s no trick to reading a lot. But more importantly, no one can skimp on sleep—not for long anyway.
The philosopher and writer Arthur Schopenhauer used to say that “sleep is the source of all health and energy.”
He said it better still on a separate occasion: “Sleep is the interest we have to pay on the capital which is called in at death. The higher the interest rate and the more regularly it is paid, the further the date of redemption is postponed.”
But of course, that’s not the image we like to glorify. We want to see the…
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