Thanks for sharing this. I fully agree with the author. The historic perspective, comparing with habits of people 100 years ago, is really interesting.
I honestly don’t understand this sort of “sleep is for the weak” mentality. When you are working in a creative field, how much actual work can you get done in the extra hours you have when you are mentally and physically exhausted? I went to engineering school, so I know that you sometimes have to pull an all-nighter (or several all-nighters) to finish something before a deadline, but it’s not something you want to do all the time (you physically can’t do it all the time).
That being said, I’m not convinced that sleep deprivation is the explanation for some of the bad decisions being made. I also don’t agree that some of the examples the author gives are actually bad ideas.
There’s a start-up launching this second to ‘disrupt sleep’ :/
Everyone’s chasing the dream just out of reach. Funny how the harder one works at something, the further from the goal they can become.