S2 E5: Morning & evening routines (improve your productivity with better sleep)
It sounds dramatic, but during sleep our bodies and brains restore themselves, and if they're not able to do that properly, a whole range of issues can occur such as...
Mood swings / anxiety / depression
Microsleeping (where you fall asleep without realising - extremely dangerous if you are driving!)
Your immune system won't have time to rebuild which will leave you vulnerable to more illness
It is easier to become overweight as your hunger/fullness hormones are affected by sleep
Higher risk of Type 2 Diabetes due to higher levels of insulin in sleep depravation
Cardiovascular and blood pressure risks
As you can see, lack of sleep isn't just a productivity issue. Yes, sleep depravation will reduce your functions and make you far less productive, and have a negative effect on your work, but for some reason this isn't enough reason for many people to treat it seriously!
In this podcast I'm sharing my best tips for a relaxing night time routine and high quality sleep.