We figure that our success comes from our achievements on the job, and maybe at times the politics that go around it. But that’s not entirely true. There is the element of rest that has a major bearing on how we function through the day, and most importantly, how effectively we use our brains to churn out ideas and analyze information.

IT professionals often find it difficult to sleep, thanks to the gazillion devices we work on everyday, and the awful schedules we keep, and timing the consumption of caffeine.

Breathing is related to sleep deprivation

I personally keep a range of time when I need to be in bed, and a range when I have to wake up. Be it a workday or a holiday, it doesn’t matter. This helps me balance the rest of the day around my resting time, and it gives me ample energy to run around from meeting to another, develop new ideas and to mentor my peers. However, due to my hectic travel schedule, I find myself out of tune when the time zones┬áchange, and I find myself staring at the dark ceiling in the middle of the night.

The infographic below draws out eleven sleep hacks that you can leverage on, to get sufficient rest. It was targeted at entrepreneurs, but hey, IT professionals are no different. We do a lot of thinking. We use our brains most of the day. We need to jump from one idea to another.

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Infographic credit: sleepypeople.com

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