"We now know that 24 hours without sleep, or a week of sleeping four or five hours a night induces an impairment equivalent to a blood alcohol level of .1 percent. We would never say, ‘This person is a great worker! He’s drunk all the time!’ yet we continue to celebrate people who sacrifice sleep for work."
Insights from the doctor who coaches athletes on sleep. Pair with the science of what actually happens while you sleep and how it affects your every waking hour.
More on sleep here.
"The quest for knowledge and understanding never gets dull. It’s actually the opposite; the more you know, the more amazing the world seems. It’s the crazy possibilities, the unanswered questions that pull us forward."
- Chris Anderson, Why can’t we see evidence of alien life? (via we-are-star-stuff)
(Source: ted, via we-are-star-stuff)