Successful Sleepers: How Sleep Can Help You Succeed

Many people will tell you that success comes at a price. Too often, that price is your sleep. From athletes to entrepreneurs, there is often a stigma that in order to succeed, you must constantly be working. This means losing out on sleep. But being well rested is a key to success. In order to run any business or score that winning basket, you need the proper amount of energy derived from the right amount of sleep.

Many successful people from Olympic gold medalist Usain Bolt to entrepreneur Arianna Huffington swear by the benefits of sleep in their careers.

“Sleep is extremely important to me – I need to rest and recover in order for the training I do to be absorbed by my body” Usain Bolt

Arianna knows firsthand how a lack of sleep can affect your success. Read our CEO Matteo Franceschetti’s interview with Arianna about how her fall from exhaustion was a wake up call to get more sleep.  The entrepreneur advocates putting your health first. That can be hard to do when your To-Do list seems miles long, but the quality of your work will improve if you’re well rested.

Like Arianna and most business people, Jeff Bezos, Chief Executive Officer at Amazon, has a lot on his plate. Yet he makes sure to get eight hours a night in order to perform at his best.

Golf star Michelle Wie says she doesn’t feel on top of her game if she gets less than 10 hours of sleep per night. Basketball legend LeBron James sleeps for 12 hours a night.

Some people need more sleep than others to perform to the best of their abilities. If you don’t take care of your health by getting the right amount of sleep, you won’t be able to move forward in your career. The Eight App works with the Sleep Tracker to monitor your sleep and inform you how much sleep you get each night.

Do yourself and your colleagues a favor: sleep smart with Eight.

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