How much sleep do you need? Your sleep pattern

By Mark Spencer, ITA Certified New Code and Classic Code NLP Trainer and Change Agent

In NLP we often focus on how to assist individuals and groups to perform at their best.Sleepy manOne thing that NLP doesn’t usually explicitly mention is that to perform well, you need to be in a state of readiness, which includes every aspect of your well-being.

One of the most important factors that will be impacting on your “State of Readiness” and flexibility is sleep. Identify your own sleeping pattern and ensuring you get the sleep you need is something that everyone can do to increase their capabilities. This article contains sections on Sleep debt, iPhone apps, and the recommendations from the National Sleep Foundation and what you can do and finally, Our opinion and what we might do as an NLP Practitioner which also contains some practical tips for you.
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[quote style=”1″]Without enough sleep, we all become tall two-year-olds. ~ JoJo Jensen, Dirt Farmer Wisdom, 2002[/quote]

Insomnia

Lack of sleep ‘linked to early death’ from the BBC.

Not too little sleep, yet not too much, the experts advise in the BBC Article cited below.
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Getting less than six hours sleep a night can lead to an early grave, UK and Italian researchers have warned. They said people regularly having such little sleep were 12% more likely to die over a 25-year period than those who got an “ideal” six to eight hours. They also found an association between sleeping for more than nine hours and early death, although that much sleep may merely be a marker of ill health.[/box]

Sleep journal reports the findings, based on 1.5m people in 16 studies.
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