Are you getting enough sleep?
For years, Cynthia McKay wasn’t.
McKay, CEO of Le Gourmet Gift Basket, a specialty-foods company based in Castle Rock, Colo., spent most of every night wide awake with her mind racing – “mostly due to the stress of business ownership and jet lag,” she says. She managed to drag herself to the office each morning while her firm expanded into countries such as Canada and Australia. But in her permanently exhausted state, she found herself making more and bigger mistakes.
While some high-achieving entrepreneurs boast of requiring minimal z’s, research shows that our sleep needs are surprisingly consistent. If you fail to get at least seven nightly hours, you’re probably operating at a cognitive disadvantage.
And your health and your business may be paying the price.
Business owners seem to share a powerful ambivalence toward sleep, both craving and shunning it. That’s especially true in this tough economy – a recent NFIB poll found that small-business owners are working longer, thanks to the slump – and during a firm’s startup phase.
Cornell University sleep researcher James Maas estimates that business owners lose at least 700 hours of sleep the year they launch their firm, or about what a parent loses the first year of a baby’s life.
New scientific research shows that going without enough sleep for more than an occasional day or two can wreak havoc on your health, memory, concentration, mood, and ability to make decisions – even if you think you’re doing fine.
“We’ve come to view getting enough sleep as optional,” says Mark Rose-kind, a former Stanford University sleep researcher. “Unfortunately, our bodies disagree.”
Photo by C.J. Burton.
The time is NOW to join the ONLY all-encompassing Vacation Franchise We don’t just PLAN CRUISES… We Plan DREAM VACATIONS A Powerhouse in the Travel Industry – As part of World Travel Holdings, we’re the world’s largest cruise agency. Gain unrivaled buying power helping you stand out from the competition. We’re in the TOP […]
e² Young Engineers
Build Your Tomorrow. Today! CLICK HERE TO VISIT OUR WEBSITE Background: We are e² Young Engineers Young Engineers enrichment programs combine education + entertainment = edutainment. We created a variety of different programs that can be used to teach science, technology, engineering, math (STEM). Children joining our educational community can learn and enjoy arithmetic, physics, […]
Make Money – Start a MOBILE APP Business Mobile websites are hot and in demand like never before thanks to the explosion of mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets. Businesses are paying BIG money for mobile website and app design and now YOU can get a piece of the action! The With our training […]
Personal Touch Products
Create Amazing Gifts Your Customers Will Love! Easy • Fast • Enormous Profits We have been around 28+ years for one reason; our concept is fast, simple and offers our clients a great way to make money. The reality is, everyone loves personalized products. But we keep our concept so easy its crazy. All you […]
Business owners don’t have the time or know-how to manage their own social media campaigns, yet they know they need to. Start your own business managing social media for local businesses – we provide the website & all the training you will need. Do you enjoy Facebook & Twitter? Why not make a hefty residual […]