By Nick Littlehales

Seriously read this book. If you sleep, you should read it, no excuses. 

This book is the ideal self-improvement book to me for a number of reasons including: 

  • Providing easily actionable and measurable steps to improve quality of life,
  • bullet point summary of every chapter summarizing how you should act (the bulk of chapters is the why), 
  • and doesn't break the time bank (I now devote less time to sleep and thinking about sleep than previously). Nothing worse than reading a self-improvement book that requires you to devote 4 hours a day and tons of mental energy to be successful at one specific thing, aintnobodygottimeforthat.jpg.

My new sleep schedule.

  • My constant wake time is now 7:45 am. Doesn't matter if I go to bed at 4:30 am, I wake up at 7:45 am, and it really isn't bad.
  • I only go to sleep at either midnight (5 cycles), 1:30 am (4 cycles), 3 am (3 cycles). If I'm not in bed ready to sleep (this includes mentally not just physically), I wait for the next cycle time.
  • My ideal goal is 35 cycles a week (never going to happen), 30 - 34 is pretty good, and anything below 28 is really pushing it.

I'm more confident about sleep (no need to worry about not getting a full 8 hours before a big day), and I devote less time and mental energy to it as the system he proposes is so simple.

Originally posted on Facebook March 1, 2017.