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Rest. Regular, repeated rest. A Sabbath if you will. Today we talk about how rest is vital to humanity and mental health. It is a lost skill in the classic “Work hard, play hard” mentality of the American Dream.
A few cultures in history tried changing the length of their work weeks. We discuss how those experiments turned out!
Dr. Rosekind, a sleep expert to Olympic athletes, said the following:
“As athletics become more and more competitive to where a millisecond can be the difference between a gold and silver medal, everyone is looking for any possible edge they can get — sleep is that edge.”
Rest. The Golden Edge.
If it’s important for Olympians, it’s probably important for us too.