sleep

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The deadline is bearing down, and you need to produce something to keep the boss, the spouse, or yourself happy. 

So step BACK.  Huh? 

It is counter-intuitive, but Alex Soojung-Kim Pang is not the first person to suggest that you're more productive when you're better-rested. 

He makes the case in his new book Rest: Why You Get More Done When You Work Less

Jude Bijou Puts You To Sleep

Mar 12, 2015
Wikimedia

Jude Bijou followed in her father's footsteps by going into the field of psychology. 

But after a time, she realized she was miserable, and set about making changes. 

Her current approach to therapy is more holistic than what she began with. 

It even includes ideas on life disruptions like sleeping poorly

The Savvy Insomniac

May 13, 2014
Fine Fettle Books

Some nights the sleep just won't come, and nothing from warm milk to counting sheep will help. 

Health journalist Lois Maharg can relate. 

Maharg struggled with sleep--and therefore struggled to cope in the daytime--for years.