On average, you sleep 7 hours and 50 minutes per night. Considering that life expectancy for countries in the Western world is about 80 years—you’ll spend 26.6 years of your life asleep.
That’s almost 1/3 of your time on this planet. And yet, we feel tired so often. Just look at the person sitting next to you at the office, on the couch, or at Starbucks.
Sleep plays a big role in our lives—we depend on it. Have you ever had a bad day and said it was because of a lack of sleep? It sucks.
That’s why we’re obsessed with ‘sleep hacks’ and listicles that promise us to sleep like a third grader that has nothing to worry about.
For the past 12 months, I’ve experimented with many things that should improve your life — one of the aspects that I focused on was sleep.
I’ve kept a spreadsheet since January of this year—every day I write down what time I went to sleep and woke up. I also rate my energy level during the day on a 1–10 scale.