Sleep Your Way to Improved Performance

Stanford Study Shows Improved Performance By Simply Sleeping

Sleep Your Way to Improved Performance
Sleep Your Way to Improved Performance

Today’s world is always looking for the silver bullet to improved productivity and performance.  Stanford and many others have proven that getting the proper type and amount of sleep will allow you to perform at a higher level.

On this weeks The McCarthy Project, we will be looking into the areas that will prove that sleeping will eliminate many daily maladies, like the need for energy drinks, caffeine, and constant entertainment to keep you alert.  Secondly, sleep allows your brain to process what you learned from the day, to formalize your thoughts into coherent, new ideas.

So what does sleep deprivation do to your life?

1. Decreased energy. Reduces your body’s ability to store glycogen — energy that you need.
2. Worse decision making and reflexes. Studies have shown that people who don’t get enough sleep are worse at making decisions and less accurate.
3. Hormone changes. Not getting enough sleep can increase levels of cortisol, a stress hormone that can slow down healing, and worsen memory. It also lowers levels of growth hormone that helps repair the body.

Allow yourself to sleep and have some down time.  Your overall quality of life will improve and your performance will benefit.

Tune in when The McCarthy Project discusses the silver bullet of improved performance, sleep.

During the second hour, Lindsey Berg, USA Volleyball Olympic champion, shares her thoughts on sleep and recovery and how to perform at your best.

Leave a Reply