Still, even if you're waking up at the crack of dawn, getting enough sleep should be a critical component of your daily routine.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that adults get seven or more hours a night. Sufficient sleep helps people retain information, improves memory function and boosts creative thinking. Skimping on sleep can lead to excessive daytime sleepiness, fatigue, clumsiness and weight gain or weight loss. It can even increase the likelihood of developing diabetes and can have negative effects on the brain and cognitive function.
In fact, many successful people prioritize getting enough shut eye. Microsoft founder Bill Gates has said that he likes getting in seven hours of sleep, and media mogul Arianna Huffington often touts the importance of getting sufficient rest.
And Amazon founder Jeff Bezos makes sure to get eight hours. "Eight hours of sleep makes a big difference for me, and I try hard to make that a priority," he tells Thrive Global. "For me, that's the needed amount to feel energized and excited."
Warren Buffett, who gets up at 6:45 a.m., values his sleep too. "I have no desire to get to work at four in the morning," Warren Buffett told NewsHour. "I get quite a bit of sleep. I like to sleep. So I will usually sleep eight hours a night."
If you're getting up early, make an earlier bedtime a priority. Power down your electronics at least 15 minutes before bed, avoid drinking alcohol before going to sleep and try reading to wind down.
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