It’s Sleep Awareness Week, and all week we’ll be spotlighting stories about sleep’s miraculous power to help us improve our well-being, performance and creativity — indeed, every aspect of our lives.
Here’s a look at some of our favorite sleep-themed coverage, including tips and tools you can use to improve your sleep, starting today.
To join the conversation, share your favorite sleep stories and tips with our new hashtag #WordsToThriveBy.
Sleep’s New Role Models
In the last few years, more and more results-driven, top-performing business leaders including Amazon’s Jeff Bezos, Campbell Soup Company’s Denise Morrison, Microsoft’s Satya Nadella, Under Armour’s Kevin Plank and Alphabet’s Eric Schmidt have been going public about sleep’s connection to their success.
Meanwhile, there’s been an explosion of sleep awareness in the performance-driven world of sports. Athletes including Andre Iguodala and Tom Brady are speaking out about sleep’s connection to performance and results — including their ability to win championships.
As Thrive Global founder and CEO Arianna Huffington writes, “This recognition of sleep’s impact on performance is now a worldwide phenomenon.” Public figures, performers and celebrities including Katy Perry and Demi Lovato are sharing how building healthy sleep habits makes them more productive, more creative, and contributes to a more fulfilling life.
Since we can also learn a great deal from those who don’t give sleep the respect it deserves, check out these stories on leaders, especially politicians, whose refusal to prioritize sleep has led to impaired judgment and decision-making skills.
Technology and Sleep
Our relationship with technology is a major culprit when it comes to keeping us from getting the sleep we need.
At the same time, a new crop of tech tools is helping us improve our relationship with sleep. Thrive has rounded up some of the smartest expert advice on how to navigate the question: given all we know about how screens can disrupt our sleep, how can a tech-focused approach yield solutions?
The Science of Sleep
The growing embrace of sleep as the ultimate performance-enhancing tool is powered by science. Study after study shows that when we give sleep the respect it deserves it helps our decision-making, productivity, and creativity.
So as we celebrate Sleep Awareness Week, here’s a look at Thrive’s comprehensive coverage of new research about sleep’s importance — at work, at home, in every aspect of our lives.