But, what about the rest of us?
I come from a generation where hard work, discipline and grit has value. Not only from your own point of view, but others as well. It was viewed as sort of a badge of honor to only get 5 hours of sleep the night before and still be able crawl out of bed and stumble through your day.
Nowadays, study after study show how unhealthy a consistent lack of sleep can be for us in the long run. Bringing on diseases and ailments due to the absence of valuable REM sleep in order for your body to repair and recover.
In fact, with today’s technology you can track (with precision) your body’s workout, recovery and sleep performance by wearing a monitor on your wrist synced to an app your phone.
Times have changed. When I was a teenager during the school year my father would make sure I wasn’t sleeping in too long on the weekends – even though I played three sports and probably needed the rest. After all, it’s been said teenagers need up to 12 hours of sleep at night due to the major changes their bodies are going through.
I guess I didn’t need it. I was wicked.