You need sleep. This should be obvious, yet many of us keep hitting burnout. Part of the reason may be that, despite better judgment, we feel hesitant or even guilty about getting a full night's rest.
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As business blog Entrepreneur points out, competitive business tends to lead to the glorification of the super-worker. This can lead to thinking that sleep is something you get after your to-do list is done, not a very important item on your list. If you treat sleep like a low priority, or put it off, you're going to get worse sleep:
The lesson here is that the only person who can tell you how much sleep you need is you, and your body has mechanisms in place to let you know when you need it -- so listen to them. Remember also that ignoring these signs can have a tremendous impact on your mood, productivity and health.
You're not doing it wrong if you get eight hours of sleep instead of six, and you don't have to convert yourself to a morning person just to be successful. All you have to do is get some damn sleep. The more you put it off, or try to cut it short, the less productive you'll be.
Why Entrepreneurs Should Never Feel Guilty for Sleeping [Entrepreneur]