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One thing you start to value a lot once you become an adult is sleep. Being a startup founder is like becoming an adult over again: it adds even more pressure. I’m sure there are other activities where you don’t get much sleep, also, but I am talking about what I know, so don’t be too mad about it.
Anyway, while a startup founder goes without sleep for long periods of time (no sleep or less, a lot less sleep), you realize, at some point, that you need to sleep better to get more productive.
This is something I rediscover these days, when I’m, again, starting to wake up at 6-7am. The problem is that you do not go to sleep as early as you should and, as a consequence, today I am little bit off. I still get done everything I started to do today, but I wish I would’ve slept more last night (and the previous, for that matter).
Even writing this article didn’t come easy.I have an interesting case study almost finished since Sunday and I wanted to publish it today, but in no way I could. I need all the energy I can gather for some number crunching that I’m doing for the company. Which is, frankly, more important >:)
P.S.: yes, that’s our cat :D