(As featured on Elephant Journal)
Do you feel pain all over your body?
Have a heavy head? Experience excessive yawning and drowsiness? Have indigestion often? Do you feel like you just don’t want to do anything most of the time?
These are all signs that you may not be getting enough sleep.
As a veteran of New York City, the city that very literally never sleeps, I once could raise my hand and answer “yes” to all of the above questions.
The Modern Idea(l) of ‘Sleep Debt’
Shortly after I began studying at NYU’s ultra-competitive undergraduate business school, I learned that, beyond getting good grades and acquiring a diverse skillset, to really succeed on Wall Street, there was one more highly-sought after job skill: the ability to delve deep into ‘sleep debt.’
Like everything else in this fast-paced world, people in NYC used to compete to prove to one another…
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