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Sleep Your Way to the Top

Get your head out of the gutter. We mean ACTUAL sleep.

Sleep: The Cornerstone of Success

We’ve all heard the age-old adage, “Early to bed, early to rise makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise.”1 Ironic, ain’t it?  When it comes to the promised benefits of health, wealth, and wisdom, Franklin’s indulgences and amorous escapades didn’t exactly align with the earlybird lifestyle. Then again, he didn’t say “early to sleep.” He said “early to bed.” But again, get your head out of the gutter… There is a reason this saying has stood the test of time, and it’s not just because it rhymes. Although it’s common knowledge that adequate sleep contributes to good health, the link between sleep and success might not be as well recognized.

The Connection Between Sleep and Health

Sleep and health go hand in hand. Medical professionals have long been emphasizing the importance of sleep for overall health. A dearth of sleep is associated with myriad health problems, from obesity to heart disease and diabetes. Consider this an emphatic stress on the correlation between sleep and health. You’re welcome!

The Lesser-Known Sleep-Wealth Link

What might be novel information to some is that the connection between sleep and wealth has been scientifically studied. A 2016 study conducted by the University of California, San Diego, revealed a fascinating link: people who increased their sleep by one hour per night witnessed a 5% increase in their long-term wages. For an in-depth understanding, check out this illuminating article by Financial Poise™ Columnist Mercedes Holmen.

Resolve to Sleep More!

We know, we know. Easier said than done, right? Check out this article by Healthline highlighting many different strategies to try.

Not only will this result in fewer unsightly bags under your eyes and an improved mood, but it might also contribute to better health and greater wealth. It seems that sleeping your way to success isn’t just a pipe dream but a scientifically backed reality!


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[Editors’ Note: To learn more about this and related topics, you may want to attend the following on-demand webinars (which you can view at your leisure, and each includes a comprehensive customer PowerPoint about the topic):

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    Ironic, ain’t it?  When it comes to the promised benefits of health, wealth, and wisdom, Franklin’s indulgences and amorous escapades didn’t exactly align with the earlybird lifestyle. Then again, he didn’t say “early to sleep.” He said “early to bed.” But again, get your head out of the gutter…
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