The importance of a good night’s sleep

May 25, 2010

This morning I managed to forget my bank login details then I bought too many dollars. I broke two computers and made all sorts of other small errors. This follows a number of nights of disturbed sleep and the correlation is hard to ignore.

I once went to a sales seminar and was told that a salesman with scuffed shoes will not sell. Perhaps I can add my 2 cents worth of advice that a tired salesman will not sell either!

Elsewhere I was told that there is an exponential decrease in IQ because of sleep deprivation. This is not a problem if one starts from a high IQ but if it is only average at the best of times then one or two bad nights can lead to interesting results.  No doubt I fall in the latter category.

Perhaps our politicians ought to bear this in mind?

Vincent van Walt

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