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You Need to Sleep More

CJ Chilvers
CJ Chilvers
1 min read

I don’t think there’s a single anxiety fix that will work if you don’t sleep enough. It’s foundational.

It’s so important to your health, you should schedule it.

I’m not kidding.

My calendar has 8 hours earmarked for sleep. I get an annoying notification if I’m still awake when the appointment is near. It’s also a way to block anything from entering my calendar during those hours.

Everyone underestimates the importance of this one. Sleep is non-negotiable.

More on sleep:

“The shorter your sleep, the shorter your life.” — Matthew Walker, Director of the Sleep and Neuroimaging Lab at UC Berkeley and author of Why We Sleep

Matt Walker’s TED Talk: Sleep Is Your Superpower

From Wired: Scientists Now Know How Sleep Cleans Toxins From the Brain

“Sleep is the interest we have to pay on the capital which is called in at death; and the higher the rate of interest and the more regularly it is paid, the further the date of redemption is postponed.” ― Arthur Schopenhauer

“Instead of a hackathon, try a sleepathon. You’ll be better off.” — Jason Fried

“Never waste any time you could spend sleeping.” — Frank Knight

“The best productivity hack is getting 8-9 hours of sleep every night. Second best is exercising 30-60 minutes each day. Both are obvious and overlooked, and yet make a more meaningful and immediate impact on the quality of your thinking than 99 percent of productivity tips.” — James Clear