I’ve kinda prided myself on needing little sleep. However, at times I feel like I’ve accumulated a sleep debt. Debt of any kind isn’t good and a debt in sleep isn’t either. I know the tips and tricks as well as several reasons for better and more sleep but just really ignored them.
Often I can tell I’m in a sleep debt with a difference more on a relational level rather than a physical performance level. When in a sleep debt, I’ll have less patience and I’ll eat more to try to get more energy. (I don’t even want to approach the subject of caffeine, so I won’t since I”m the one typing.)
Just finished reading this post from USAT on sleep and all it’s benefits. So, I’m now going to bed. http://www.usatriathlon.org/about-multisport/multisport-zone/multisport-lab/articles/sleep-for-top-performance-081412.aspx