For the past week, I’ve been intently focused on getting more sleep. I’m starting to establish a better routine, and one week in, I’m noticing some of the positive changes you’d expect. I have been energy, wake feeling more refreshed, and am feeling like I’m able to accomplish more in less time.

This evening, I stumbled upon this article from the NIH, which included this important tidbit upon quick perusal:

In general, people are getting less sleep than they need due to longer work hours and the availability of round-the-clock entertainment and other activities.

Many people feel they can "catch up" on missed sleep during the weekend but, depending on how sleep-deprived they are, sleeping longer on the weekends may not be adequate.

That’s been my life, in a nutshell, probably as far back as high school and college.

What I’ve realized over the last week is that, when well rested, I can more quickly accomplish many of the things I’ve been staying up late with the express purpose of trying to get done.