Working Hard . . . and Hardly Sleeping? The Relationship Between Sleep and Productivity

As we approach Global Entrepreneurship Week, it’s important we ditch the idea that losing sleep = making big bucks. In recent studies, leaders and founders who were well rested were the ones making the best decisions for their up and coming start-up.

Scientists report that adults need seven or more hours of sleep each night for optimum physical and mental health, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) reports that 35.2% get less than that on a regular basis.

“No sleep, just work” isn’t as cool as it looks. Elon Musk publicly stated that his lack of sleep harmed his physical and mental health, and Arianna Huffington left the company she founded after a lack of sleep took its toll that led to a physical injury.

So, boss, why aren’t you sleeping? If you said Sleep Apnea, you’re on your A game.

Sleep Apnea affects more than getting a good night’s rest. It diminishes your attention span, ability to focus, and capacity to think critically. Long term it can even cause severe damage to your heart and brain.

So, what is Sleep Apnea?

It’s when throat muscles relax periodically throughout the night causing your breathing to stop which heavily affects getting to deep sleep.

Moderate to severe sleep apnea affects one in 15 adults and has been linked to affecting brain function which can affect memory and the ability to find solutions. Studies also show that when you’re well-rested, you’ll be much more efficient at decision making, problem solving and dealing with your schedule. Miss out on sleep, and you might just miss out on some $$$.

Sleep deprivation culture is out and getting diagnosed for Sleep Apnea is in!

At Ognomy, sleep health is priority numero uno. Sleep health is how someone’s sleep affects social, mental and emotional wellbeing. As an entrepreneur, getting a full night’s rest should be as important as landing that client deal.

Ognomy is a virtual platform for diagnosing, testing and treating Sleep Apnea, anywhere, anytime. So, boss – put your sleep health first with our app! You can find it on Google Play and the App Store.

The best part? You’ll never have to leave your desk to do it.