Sleep Makes You Smarter
Ever heard someone brag about how little sleep they get?
It's that "work hard, hustle harder" and "coffee is my co-pilot" mentality.
...and it's utter nonsense.
At pomfy™ one of our mottos is WORK HARD, SLEEP HARDER!
Because we know (and science tells us) that sleep has a powerful effect on both mental and physical performance.
Anyone who tells you how great they perform on very little sleep lacks the mental capacity to correctly assess their own learning and creativity... because they’re exhausted.
Those new connections - synapses - enable the brain to sort, store and organize the daily deluge of information we need to process. When we sleep, we encode procedural memories, like how to perform new physical skill or mental processes.
Einstein reportedly slept for more than 10 hours a day.
Sleep is when the subconscious gets to work on creative problem solving.
The author John Steinbeck once said: “It is a common experience that a problem difficult at night is resolved in the morning after the committee of sleep has worked on it.”
Studies also show that sleep helps wash the brain of toxins that would otherwise gum up neural connectivity and prevent the acquisition new knowledge....in other words...learning.
There is no doubt that we are living longer than we did in decades past. The average life expectancy in 1950 was 66.5 years. Today it is 79 years! That's an increase of 18%! But an active body does not always insure an active mind.
Studies show that becoming a lifelong learner is your brains best protection against cognitive decline. So be kind to your mind. Maintain your brain. Make sleep a priority...because it is!
More sleep for better humans!