Insight: How to make an extra Hour of sleep matter for you

Does an extra hour of sleep matter?

Sometimes, the difference between a productive day and time wasted can come down to an hour: an hour’s extra sleep, an hour’s exercise, or an hour’s deep work can have a profoundly positive impact on how you work and live.

Power of an Hour

Sometimes, the difference between a productive day and time wasted can come down to an hour: an hour’s extra sleep, an hour’s exercise, or an hour’s deep work can have a profoundly positive impact on how you work and live. Sometimes, the difference between a productive day and time wasted can come down to an hour: an hour’s extra sleep, an hour’s exercise, or an hour’s deep work can have a profoundly positive impact on how you work and live.

Multiple studies make it clear that optimizing sleep is about more than tacking on an extra hour. Sleep is crucial, not something to be squeezed in for convenience. Once you determine your natural sleep schedule, staying on track with that internal clock makes all the difference.

“Even if you get 10 hours of sleep, if it’s not in line with your circadian rhythm, you can actually function like a sleep-deprived person,” says Salas. You can add an extra hour or more, but unless you’re scheduling it to sync with your natural sleep-and-rise times, you might not actually be getting a proper night’s rest.

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