Sleep and productivity are interlinked. Sleep is essential to keep a healthy body. If we get enough sleep it surely shows in productivity too. In short, these two is well connected to each other.
In this massive (24K+words) roundup post, various experts from around the glob share their sleep and productivity secrets.
130+ online experts from various fields from around the world share their experiences.
The time required or allotted for sleep is most of the time insufficient! There are only 24 hours in a day! Yes, There are only 24 hours in a day!
Yes, it’s a universal fact! And nobody can deny it!
In fact, nobody can add an extra minute or even a second to it or delete it!
For some, especially bloggers, writers or even many others, this is indeed sad news!
I mean, the hours allotted in a day is not sufficient to fulfill most of their day job!
In this roundup post titled, 130+ Experts Reveals Their Secrets On Sleep and Productivity
The contributors are from many different countries and they speak about sleep experiences and their effects on productivity.
Of course, as mentioned above, the 24 hours in a day is not sufficient to do many of our activities!
I am sure this is not only the problem with bloggers, but it’s a problem with many of the busybodies in different fields! Anyways, that is not the subject of this post at the same time it is very much related too.
The latest studies reveal that students who get up at 5 in the morning, or even earlier, can help you get more quality work done in less time. I am sure this is very well going with adults too!
I asked the following questions to some of the busybodies in the world of the internet, especially to the blogging experts and entrepreneurs from around the world.
How does sleep or lack of it, influence your productivity? And what is the best time you use for your writings?
The reply I received from them is really amazing! And am glad to share that with my fellow bloggers here. The most notable point here is, though they are all super busy, they still keep a solid time for rest, I mean for sleeping.
I am sure my fellow bloggers/writers and other readers can pick up some time schedule and emulate it in their life from these expert’s life experiences!
Before getting into the responses I would like to share my take here:
Sleep is essential to our body or let me put it this way, “it’s the part and parcel of our daily life,
A recent survey/report says that an average person needs a minimum of 8 hours sleep to lead a healthy life.
When I thought of the subject ‘sleep’ I thought about myself and the first thing that came to my mind is the words of one of my Company Directors in a meeting.
He said: “Getting up early in the morning is a good sign of a healthy life and one needs to get up early by 4 O’ clock in the morning and start the day. It is the quietest and the best time to start off, and that leads you to a productive day!”
No doubt that was indeed a great suggestion and I started following that from the very next day!
Note: before that, I was a night owl!
Initial days, I followed this instruction very religiously and I could find a lot of difference in my daily life which I cannot explain it in words.
In short, the energy we get in the early hours of the day is really pleasant and cool.
But sad to say, as the days passed by and when I started my blogging journey my lifestyle totally changed and the situation made me again to a night owl!
And now I count my productive time in the wee hours of the night.
Of course, even then, I tried to get a minimum of 6 to 7 hours of sleep in a day.
But sometimes I feel that it is not sufficient and I take brief naps in between.
The lost sleep will surely affect our productivity and sometimes that leads everything to a haphazard way.
I fully agree that sleep and productivity are closely knit together or say both go together!
My best time for writing is in the quiet time of the nights, most of my poems, and songs I wrote in the wee hours of the night.
Though sometimes, as someone said “We do not know when the inspiration flows in or ideas flow in” Yes, in such situation, I jot down the points in an available paper or in a notebook, but these days notebooks and papers are in a state of extinction, and electronic gadgets have occupied their places, and I jot down such emergency thoughts on my smartphone’s apps like Evernote, etc.”
Each one follows a different style or pattern in their sleep and productivity schedule.
As I mentioned each one has a different style and time schedule.
In this roundup post, most of them noted that the lack of sleep had a great influence on their productivity.
I am so glad to present an intro to this post written by the expert blogger, CEO and Managing Director of PAC Affiliate Club, Lesly Federici. Read on:
“I have never been in a “Roundup Post” before. I’ve seen what Philip has presented in previous roundup postss and I enjoyed them. I really enjoyed seeing so many entrepreneurs and bloggers sharing their tips, knowledge, and experiences.
So, when Philip asked if I would participate in this roundup, I accepted. I’ve been secretly anticipating this roundup going live, reading what other’s have to share and being a part of it. And here it is …
Thank you, Philip, for a great opportunity to share and learn from others. I’m sure it takes a lot of your time to organize a roundup – I appreciate your commitment to connecting and promoting your roundup guests. Thank you for inviting me – you have a heart of gold. “
Lesly Federici RN CEO/Power Affiliate Club
Thank you, Lesly, for the kind words, it means a lot to me and I appreciate your valuable presence here on my page in connection with this roundup post.
We once again express our heartfelt thanks to one and all for the kind responses extended to my invite to join me in this roundup post. We appreciate it. Keep up the good work! Keep going with your activities, and Ha, of course with enough rest or sleep! :-)
We also invite our esteemed reader’s suggestions, experiences, opinion on this wonderful subject. Please air your views, feedback in the comment box below.
Please air your views, feedback in the comment box below.
Thanks for your valuable time.
Yes. “Time is so precious, we all know that!
So without much ado, let us check how my fellow beings allow their time for the day’s activities!
Here we go…
Also, please read some of the related posts in this regard given at the bottom of this post:
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PS: At the end of this post there is a link given, You can check your Sleeping Time by using your Twitter handle.
I love to sleep. I love to be awake. Two different worlds experienced in a 24 hour period. One can not function without the other and yet so many have challenges balancing their days to get enough sleep.
We all have 24 hours in a day. How we decide to use them is always a great discussion. But here’s what works for me and I’ll also answer the question about being productive and how sleep or lack of it can influence it.
I absolutely must have a minimum of 6 hours of sleep every night. I do try for 8! If I get 7 hours, I’m happy.
Six or fewer hours of sleep makes me wake up groggy and I’m not as clear headed in the morning and feel like pulling the covers over my head to fall back to sleep.
But I must get up because I go to the gym for a morning swim and weightlifting to start my day just about every day at 7:00 AM.
Sleep for me is being able to enter another realm of my existence. Often I use it as a tool to solve problems or get ideas. Sometimes I’ll ask a question before I sleep and at times, I’ll dream the answer in symbolic dreams.
For Example, when I was in Nursing school I was very insecure about treating patients and working with doctors. I kept having dreams of making mistakes, being yelled at, etc.
The more secure I got with my training the less upsetting the dreams were and they got to a point where they reflected my new found confidence as a professional Nurse.
Dreams are valuable and informative. They are not spooky – they just reflect what’s going on in your life and can be a great source of comfort, healing, and guidance. That’s how I view my sleeping experience.
When it comes to productivity, lack of sleep will kill most of my motivation or inspiration because I’ll just want to slow down and curl up and nap. So getting my 7 hours of sleep daily is the best.
Productivity is a commitment of sorts too. And I think how one uses their time during the day can impact productivity.
So if I’m distracted by surfing the internet and groggy from a lack of sleep – heck my day is pretty unproductive. However, I use an egg timer to keep me on track. I set it on an hourly basis and I am always amazed at how much I get done!
Why? Because I’m focused on one task at a time.
Everyone is different in finding their own sleep/wake balance. Sleep is vital not only for productivity but for overall good health as well. Sleep and productivity go hand in hand! :-)
~ Lesly Federici ~ LeslyFederici