Have you ever pulled an all-night in order to meet a deadline? Have you ever said you’ll catch up on the weekend and then binge-sleep Saturday and Sunday, only to feel off when you have to jump back into the work week? Most adults need about 7 to 9 hours of sleep per night to function at our peak, but many of us skimp, justifying that sacrificing shut-eye is helping us get ahead in our career.
Research suggests that’s actually a terrible idea. Impaired cognitive function and irritability related to sleep deprivation are just a part of why falling short can work against you in the long run.
In this article for the TalentSmart blog, Dr. Travis Bradberry PhD discusses how sleep deprivation can kill your career and how to break the cycle and establish healthy habits to set you up for success.