“One thing that I’ve learned from being a parent and working at small businesses is the importance of sleep. I remember after our first daughter was born, I was getting very little sleep like all new parents. I was going about my normal routine during the day and thought the lack of sleep wasn’t really impacting me. But, when our daughter started sleeping through the night and I caught up on sleep, I felt like a different person. I had gotten used to being semi-sleep deprived and had adapted to that baseline.

Research has shown that the average adult needs 7 to 9 hours of sleep per night. Not getting enough sleep has been associated with mortality, cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes, hypertension, respiratory disorders, and obesity. Increasing evidence shows that not getting enough sleep makes you less productive too. It also makes you less happy.

While there’s nothing groundbreaking about this post, hopefully it’s a good reminder to prioritize sleep.”

By Davison W, Teammate (2017-2020)