When it comes to sleeping, you should put aside business
decisions and work requirements and concentrate on getting a good
Many businessmen and women claim that they don't need sleep.
Replicating the likes of Margaret Thatcher, they work late hours
and rise before they should in order to meet business deadlines or
get ahead of their work. But sleep shouldn't be compromised when it
comes to business, and what you will find, is that those who take
more time out to sleep will actually be better at their jobs in the
There have been several studies released of late that supports this
hypothesis. Some have pointed to the health implications of too-few
hours in the sack, and some have addressed the cognitive
difficulties that can ensue.
The American College of Cardiology presented a review at its
annual meeting, linking sleep-deprived people to strokes, heart
attacks and congestive heart failure. One of the main problems is
that sleepless nights can lead to obesity, diabetes and high blood
pressure, which all have big strains on the heart.
The study's principal investigator Dr Rohit Arora, chairman of
cardiology and professor of medicine at the Chicago Medical School
said: "Those who slept under six hours were two times more likely
to have a heart attack and stroke and 1.6 times more likely to have
"We're not sure if the extra sleep is contributing to these
problems because we know that people who sleep longer tend to have
other conditions like obesity, diabetes and other illnesses that
may also raise their risk of heart disease."
Posted by Elizabeth Mewes