I believe sleep deprivation and poor sleeping habits create a domino effect that kills your production and salts your game.
Many times I piss around at night and do not get to bed until 1 or 2 am. I then have to wake up at 7 am and I’m so tired and sluggish that I start chugging Red Bull and coffee. That gets me going but after lunch I crash and feel like a glob of crap.
Many times when Friday comes I’m so tired that I do not want to go out. When I get dragged out by a friend I lack energy and quick wit.
Last night I knew I had a lot of work to do and should go out sarging for a bit. I was so tired I did not want to get off the couch and do anything other than watch TV. I got fed up with myself and decided to go to bed. I slept from 9pm until 7am. I woke up this morning and had the most productive day in some time.
My mind was sharp and I was full of energy. I didn’t find the need to consume any caffeinated beverages. After lunch I did not feel the crash from coming off of a caffeine buzz.
I plan to sleep at least eight hours each night for a week and see if it has a continuing effect on my life. This will effect my midweek bar nights but I think in the long run it will be better for my job and personal life.