Mr. Carnegie has explained in Part 7 Chapter 23 of, “How To Stop Worrying And Start Living,” that he is writing a chapter on fatigue in a book about worry because fatigue makes a person more susceptible to fear and worry. Dale also tells us that all we need to do if we doubt this is to ask a medical professional for confirmation.
Dale presents an interesting fact about your heart that a doctor should be able to confirm for you too. Your heart only works about nine hours a day, at seventy beats per minute, provided you have a healthy one, of course! In between contractions your heart is completely at rest. That is why it is able to keep you alive day after day and year after year.
Dale also writes that if one is to rest before they become tired they can actually do more physical labor, even if they are only working half the time as the average person alongside them at doing the same thing. If working in an office; one can actually increase productivity by taking short breaks frequently.
Mr. Carnegie writes, too, a short nap around noontime and/or before dinner can actually increase the length of your day by one hour. This is because you are getting more useful sleep than if you were to try to sleep for eight hours straight through.
Dale tells us that Edison slept whenever he wanted and Churchill was able to work sixteen hour days tirelessly because he rested frequently and conducted some of his business right from bed. Hey! If you’re going to be on the phone a lot you might as well be comfortable, right?
Sleeping when they are tired works well for some folks and other people have found that taking naps and breaks at specific times of the day is more beneficial to them.
What works well for you? Scheduled sleep or just the standard eight hours sleep. What? You can actually sleep a full eight hours without ever waking up? That’s awesome! I’m green with envy! Rock On!