Chronically sleep-deprived? There’s an app for that.
Show me a business leader who isn’t tired, and I’ll show you someone who probably consumes far too much caffeine.
Leading a business is exhausting. It’s draining. It steals sleep not just because we work late, but because we then lie awake thinking about work.
A sleep-tracking app (that shall remain nameless because we’re not here to promote apps) recently released research regarding sleep trends, along with recommendations.
It will come as a surprise to precisely no one that Sunday is reportedly the night with the roughest sleep. We’re coming off a weekend, we need to get up early, and we’re consumed with thoughts of to-do lists for the week ahead.
But what is surprising is the night that we are most likely to be able to effectively catch up on sleep, according to the research. Think it’s Friday or Saturday? Nope. Thursday. Of all seven days, Thursday ranked last in terms of “night that we have the most trouble sleeping.”
Why? Because, unlike the weekends, our schedule isn’t messed up. And yet, we’ve had plenty of time to settle into our work-week routine. And we aren’t likely to be hyper-stressed about the following workday, because it’s Friday.
Of course, catching up on sleep still requires that we find more hours in the day (er, night). We’d be remiss if if we didn’t point out one obvious method of securing more time: Cut down your to-do list. Outsource. Delegate. Pass it off. It’s a fine art, and we’d be more than happy to help you do it.