"The Society that separates its Scholars from its Warriors, will have its thinking done by cowards and its fighting done by fools." Thucydides

PURPOSE: Become the Scholar Warrior for your Goals

Improve Every Single Day!

Improve Yourself 1% a Day = 3600%+ in a Year

Thought-Technique-Strategy of the Week:

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Create Your Powerful Identity

Let's say you wish to excel in the art of painting. Or open your own woodworking business. Or become a Filmmaker which I did many years ago. The key is to utilize a Powerful Identity in reframing your Focus. Let's stick with painter for the moment.

Use the words: "I am a painter." The powerful use of the "I am..." phrase welds this new outlook to you mentally, intellectually but, more importantly, emotionally. Why emotionally? When you talk about painting (or any very exciting goal), then you can feel the electrical excitement within your body and Being.

"Being" is the act of existing within this newly embraced identity. Then you grow and become.

READ THE MAIN ARTICLE HERE

7 Actions To Change Your Life

Michael's Kenpo Karate Weapons Form - Knife & Pistol

You can see my Pistol & Knife form at approximately 10:31 here in the video from 2010. This is at Bryan Hawkins Kenpo Karate where I have studied Kenpo Karate for approximately over 35 years. The form is one that I created to advance in the system, utilizing Kenpo Karate principles. I use the form with the primary weapon as the firearm, duly guarded and using the knife for close-in drills. This is the training the Warrior phase!

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The Art of Sleep: Renew Your Self Each Night

October 30, 20234 min read

Sleep. This aspect of our lives is probably the most ignored, abused and downright dismissed ‘activity’ for our physical and mental well-being. With a hyperactive, power through it all world of goal-setting, social media and endless streaming binges, we convince ourselves that sleep is secondary. “I’ll sleep when I’m dead” is a powerful refrain.

Hollywood Bravado…but not a smart move. Since I learn and teach martial arts over many decades, I read a books on history, warfare, martial arts skills and more. On book, “On Combat” by Lt. Col Dave Grossman, discusses the stress on our bodies from an altercation, warfare and more. I remember when a police officer told him that he’s under a lot of stress and asked what to do. When the officer replied that he usually slept five or six hours, then Colonel Grossman said, “Sleep eight.” Another observation is that, with more sleep, then you make better judgment calls i.e. police officer in a confrontational situation. In warfare, when soldiers learn that a battle is coming up, the veterans get sleep. The FNG’s (Friggin’ New Guys - or a more colorful expression) stay up all night, worried and ridden with anxiety. And then go into battle!

Three Steps

Simply put a few steps will improve your entire life with Better Sleep.

  1. Realize that Sleep is an integral part of your Physical and Mental Well-Being

  2. Create and Support a Habit for good sleep

  3. Monitor Your sleep - to get better sleep

  4. Repeat

Realize People (Probably You) Are Sleep-Deprived

According to numerous sources, the average adult may not be getting enough sleep.  Statistically, at least 25 to 50% of Americans don't get enough sleep.   In a link to the Center for Disease Control on Sleep and Sleep Disorders, we see the following charts. 

Convince Yourself to Sleep More - with Math!

In reframing my perspective on Sleep and its value, I was thinking about the relationship between Sleep-Productivity-Efficiency-Value. 

In my case, I sought to avoid sleep in order to 'get more done'.  Then at some point, my health suffered along with my focus and my energy.  I started to consider a simple equation.  

What was the comparison between operating at 100% capacity at fewer hours as compared to 80-60-50% capacity at more hours.  Simply put, if my focus and energy were lower, then how did it affect my productivity?

Key:

  • Sleep (Hours)

  • Productivity - hours available for work.

  • Efficiency - quality of this work timee

  • Value - the two values multiplied.

So the summary is that I get more sleep, less actual productivity hours - but with greater qualitative efficiency. For a higher sleep value. From an analytical point of view, the higher quality value of productivity is a better value.  This strategy means not just good sleep - but efficient action on your part working toward your dreams.  

Your New Habit for Better Sleep

The NIH says adults need 7-8 hours of sleep each night to stay in good mental and physical health, promote quality of life, and avoid an increased risk of injury. They recommend these tips for getting a good night’s sleep:

  1. Go to sleep at the same time each night, and get up at the same time each morning, even on the weekends.

  2. Don't take naps after 3 p.m, and don't nap longer than 20 minutes.

  3. Stay away from caffeine and alcohol late in the day.

  4. Avoid nicotine completely.

  5. Get regular exercise, but not within 2-3 hours of bedtime.

  6. Don't eat a heavy meal late in the day. A light snack before bedtime is OK.

  7. Make your bedroom comfortable, dark, quiet, and not too warm or cold.

  8. Follow a routine to help you relax before sleep (for example, reading or listening to music). Turn off the TV and other screens at least an hour before bedtime.

  9. Don’t lie in bed awake. If you can’t fall asleep after 20 minutes, do something calming until you feel sleepy, like reading or listening to soft music.

  10. Talk with a doctor if you continue to have trouble sleeping.

Sleep should become one your Main Habits to change as solid sleep will affect ALL YOUR WORK. 

Make it a major Habit.  You know what those are right?

DON'T BELIEVE ME? - CHECK OUT THESE LINKS

By the Way, if you can't sleep, then start reading about Sleep!

National Institute of Health - Sleep Health

https://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health-topics/education-and-awareness/sleep-health

National Institute of Health - Your Guide to Healthy Sleep

https://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health-topics/all-publications-and-resources/your-guide-healthy-sleep

https://study.com/academy/lesson/the-importance-of-sleep.html

Sleep Advisor

A commercial site where you can buy mattresses, etc., but also had a good section on "Sleep Science"

https://www.sleepadvisor.org/sleep-statistics/

https://www.sleepadvisor.org/sleep-science/

Sleep Association 

https://www.sleepassociation.org/

https://www.sleepassociation.org/blog-post/why-is-sleep-important/

Consumer Reports - Better Ways to Sleep

https://www.consumerreports.org/sleeping/ways-to-sleep-better-tonight/

Center for Disease Control - Sleep Statistics

https://www.cdc.gov/sleep/data_statistics.html

37 Science Backed Tips for Better Sleep

https://www.huffpost.com/entry/better-sleep-tips-best_n_4958036

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Michael Mandaville

Michael is a writer, filmmaker and dedicated World War II historian who studies martial arts, action films and is learning more about VFX every single darn day. Oh and a Scholar Warrior

Back to Blog
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The Art of Sleep: Renew Your Self Each Night

October 30, 20234 min read

Sleep. This aspect of our lives is probably the most ignored, abused and downright dismissed ‘activity’ for our physical and mental well-being. With a hyperactive, power through it all world of goal-setting, social media and endless streaming binges, we convince ourselves that sleep is secondary. “I’ll sleep when I’m dead” is a powerful refrain.

Hollywood Bravado…but not a smart move. Since I learn and teach martial arts over many decades, I read a books on history, warfare, martial arts skills and more. On book, “On Combat” by Lt. Col Dave Grossman, discusses the stress on our bodies from an altercation, warfare and more. I remember when a police officer told him that he’s under a lot of stress and asked what to do. When the officer replied that he usually slept five or six hours, then Colonel Grossman said, “Sleep eight.” Another observation is that, with more sleep, then you make better judgment calls i.e. police officer in a confrontational situation. In warfare, when soldiers learn that a battle is coming up, the veterans get sleep. The FNG’s (Friggin’ New Guys - or a more colorful expression) stay up all night, worried and ridden with anxiety. And then go into battle!

Three Steps

Simply put a few steps will improve your entire life with Better Sleep.

  1. Realize that Sleep is an integral part of your Physical and Mental Well-Being

  2. Create and Support a Habit for good sleep

  3. Monitor Your sleep - to get better sleep

  4. Repeat

Realize People (Probably You) Are Sleep-Deprived

According to numerous sources, the average adult may not be getting enough sleep.  Statistically, at least 25 to 50% of Americans don't get enough sleep.   In a link to the Center for Disease Control on Sleep and Sleep Disorders, we see the following charts. 

Convince Yourself to Sleep More - with Math!

In reframing my perspective on Sleep and its value, I was thinking about the relationship between Sleep-Productivity-Efficiency-Value. 

In my case, I sought to avoid sleep in order to 'get more done'.  Then at some point, my health suffered along with my focus and my energy.  I started to consider a simple equation.  

What was the comparison between operating at 100% capacity at fewer hours as compared to 80-60-50% capacity at more hours.  Simply put, if my focus and energy were lower, then how did it affect my productivity?

Key:

  • Sleep (Hours)

  • Productivity - hours available for work.

  • Efficiency - quality of this work timee

  • Value - the two values multiplied.

So the summary is that I get more sleep, less actual productivity hours - but with greater qualitative efficiency. For a higher sleep value. From an analytical point of view, the higher quality value of productivity is a better value.  This strategy means not just good sleep - but efficient action on your part working toward your dreams.  

Your New Habit for Better Sleep

The NIH says adults need 7-8 hours of sleep each night to stay in good mental and physical health, promote quality of life, and avoid an increased risk of injury. They recommend these tips for getting a good night’s sleep:

  1. Go to sleep at the same time each night, and get up at the same time each morning, even on the weekends.

  2. Don't take naps after 3 p.m, and don't nap longer than 20 minutes.

  3. Stay away from caffeine and alcohol late in the day.

  4. Avoid nicotine completely.

  5. Get regular exercise, but not within 2-3 hours of bedtime.

  6. Don't eat a heavy meal late in the day. A light snack before bedtime is OK.

  7. Make your bedroom comfortable, dark, quiet, and not too warm or cold.

  8. Follow a routine to help you relax before sleep (for example, reading or listening to music). Turn off the TV and other screens at least an hour before bedtime.

  9. Don’t lie in bed awake. If you can’t fall asleep after 20 minutes, do something calming until you feel sleepy, like reading or listening to soft music.

  10. Talk with a doctor if you continue to have trouble sleeping.

Sleep should become one your Main Habits to change as solid sleep will affect ALL YOUR WORK. 

Make it a major Habit.  You know what those are right?

DON'T BELIEVE ME? - CHECK OUT THESE LINKS

By the Way, if you can't sleep, then start reading about Sleep!

National Institute of Health - Sleep Health

https://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health-topics/education-and-awareness/sleep-health

National Institute of Health - Your Guide to Healthy Sleep

https://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health-topics/all-publications-and-resources/your-guide-healthy-sleep

https://study.com/academy/lesson/the-importance-of-sleep.html

Sleep Advisor

A commercial site where you can buy mattresses, etc., but also had a good section on "Sleep Science"

https://www.sleepadvisor.org/sleep-statistics/

https://www.sleepadvisor.org/sleep-science/

Sleep Association 

https://www.sleepassociation.org/

https://www.sleepassociation.org/blog-post/why-is-sleep-important/

Consumer Reports - Better Ways to Sleep

https://www.consumerreports.org/sleeping/ways-to-sleep-better-tonight/

Center for Disease Control - Sleep Statistics

https://www.cdc.gov/sleep/data_statistics.html

37 Science Backed Tips for Better Sleep

https://www.huffpost.com/entry/better-sleep-tips-best_n_4958036

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Michael Mandaville

Michael is a writer, filmmaker and dedicated World War II historian who studies martial arts, action films and is learning more about VFX every single darn day. Oh and a Scholar Warrior

Back to Blog
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The Art of Sleep: Renew Your Self Each Night

October 30, 20234 min read

Sleep. This aspect of our lives is probably the most ignored, abused and downright dismissed ‘activity’ for our physical and mental well-being. With a hyperactive, power through it all world of goal-setting, social media and endless streaming binges, we convince ourselves that sleep is secondary. “I’ll sleep when I’m dead” is a powerful refrain.

Hollywood Bravado…but not a smart move. Since I learn and teach martial arts over many decades, I read a books on history, warfare, martial arts skills and more. On book, “On Combat” by Lt. Col Dave Grossman, discusses the stress on our bodies from an altercation, warfare and more. I remember when a police officer told him that he’s under a lot of stress and asked what to do. When the officer replied that he usually slept five or six hours, then Colonel Grossman said, “Sleep eight.” Another observation is that, with more sleep, then you make better judgment calls i.e. police officer in a confrontational situation. In warfare, when soldiers learn that a battle is coming up, the veterans get sleep. The FNG’s (Friggin’ New Guys - or a more colorful expression) stay up all night, worried and ridden with anxiety. And then go into battle!

Three Steps

Simply put a few steps will improve your entire life with Better Sleep.

  1. Realize that Sleep is an integral part of your Physical and Mental Well-Being

  2. Create and Support a Habit for good sleep

  3. Monitor Your sleep - to get better sleep

  4. Repeat

Realize People (Probably You) Are Sleep-Deprived

According to numerous sources, the average adult may not be getting enough sleep.  Statistically, at least 25 to 50% of Americans don't get enough sleep.   In a link to the Center for Disease Control on Sleep and Sleep Disorders, we see the following charts. 

Convince Yourself to Sleep More - with Math!

In reframing my perspective on Sleep and its value, I was thinking about the relationship between Sleep-Productivity-Efficiency-Value. 

In my case, I sought to avoid sleep in order to 'get more done'.  Then at some point, my health suffered along with my focus and my energy.  I started to consider a simple equation.  

What was the comparison between operating at 100% capacity at fewer hours as compared to 80-60-50% capacity at more hours.  Simply put, if my focus and energy were lower, then how did it affect my productivity?

Key:

  • Sleep (Hours)

  • Productivity - hours available for work.

  • Efficiency - quality of this work timee

  • Value - the two values multiplied.

So the summary is that I get more sleep, less actual productivity hours - but with greater qualitative efficiency. For a higher sleep value. From an analytical point of view, the higher quality value of productivity is a better value.  This strategy means not just good sleep - but efficient action on your part working toward your dreams.  

Your New Habit for Better Sleep

The NIH says adults need 7-8 hours of sleep each night to stay in good mental and physical health, promote quality of life, and avoid an increased risk of injury. They recommend these tips for getting a good night’s sleep:

  1. Go to sleep at the same time each night, and get up at the same time each morning, even on the weekends.

  2. Don't take naps after 3 p.m, and don't nap longer than 20 minutes.

  3. Stay away from caffeine and alcohol late in the day.

  4. Avoid nicotine completely.

  5. Get regular exercise, but not within 2-3 hours of bedtime.

  6. Don't eat a heavy meal late in the day. A light snack before bedtime is OK.

  7. Make your bedroom comfortable, dark, quiet, and not too warm or cold.

  8. Follow a routine to help you relax before sleep (for example, reading or listening to music). Turn off the TV and other screens at least an hour before bedtime.

  9. Don’t lie in bed awake. If you can’t fall asleep after 20 minutes, do something calming until you feel sleepy, like reading or listening to soft music.

  10. Talk with a doctor if you continue to have trouble sleeping.

Sleep should become one your Main Habits to change as solid sleep will affect ALL YOUR WORK. 

Make it a major Habit.  You know what those are right?

DON'T BELIEVE ME? - CHECK OUT THESE LINKS

By the Way, if you can't sleep, then start reading about Sleep!

National Institute of Health - Sleep Health

https://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health-topics/education-and-awareness/sleep-health

National Institute of Health - Your Guide to Healthy Sleep

https://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health-topics/all-publications-and-resources/your-guide-healthy-sleep

https://study.com/academy/lesson/the-importance-of-sleep.html

Sleep Advisor

A commercial site where you can buy mattresses, etc., but also had a good section on "Sleep Science"

https://www.sleepadvisor.org/sleep-statistics/

https://www.sleepadvisor.org/sleep-science/

Sleep Association 

https://www.sleepassociation.org/

https://www.sleepassociation.org/blog-post/why-is-sleep-important/

Consumer Reports - Better Ways to Sleep

https://www.consumerreports.org/sleeping/ways-to-sleep-better-tonight/

Center for Disease Control - Sleep Statistics

https://www.cdc.gov/sleep/data_statistics.html

37 Science Backed Tips for Better Sleep

https://www.huffpost.com/entry/better-sleep-tips-best_n_4958036

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Michael Mandaville

Michael is a writer, filmmaker and dedicated World War II historian who studies martial arts, action films and is learning more about VFX every single darn day. Oh and a Scholar Warrior

Back to Blog
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The Art of Sleep: Renew Your Self Each Night

October 30, 20234 min read

Sleep. This aspect of our lives is probably the most ignored, abused and downright dismissed ‘activity’ for our physical and mental well-being. With a hyperactive, power through it all world of goal-setting, social media and endless streaming binges, we convince ourselves that sleep is secondary. “I’ll sleep when I’m dead” is a powerful refrain.

Hollywood Bravado…but not a smart move. Since I learn and teach martial arts over many decades, I read a books on history, warfare, martial arts skills and more. On book, “On Combat” by Lt. Col Dave Grossman, discusses the stress on our bodies from an altercation, warfare and more. I remember when a police officer told him that he’s under a lot of stress and asked what to do. When the officer replied that he usually slept five or six hours, then Colonel Grossman said, “Sleep eight.” Another observation is that, with more sleep, then you make better judgment calls i.e. police officer in a confrontational situation. In warfare, when soldiers learn that a battle is coming up, the veterans get sleep. The FNG’s (Friggin’ New Guys - or a more colorful expression) stay up all night, worried and ridden with anxiety. And then go into battle!

Three Steps

Simply put a few steps will improve your entire life with Better Sleep.

  1. Realize that Sleep is an integral part of your Physical and Mental Well-Being

  2. Create and Support a Habit for good sleep

  3. Monitor Your sleep - to get better sleep

  4. Repeat

Realize People (Probably You) Are Sleep-Deprived

According to numerous sources, the average adult may not be getting enough sleep.  Statistically, at least 25 to 50% of Americans don't get enough sleep.   In a link to the Center for Disease Control on Sleep and Sleep Disorders, we see the following charts. 

Convince Yourself to Sleep More - with Math!

In reframing my perspective on Sleep and its value, I was thinking about the relationship between Sleep-Productivity-Efficiency-Value. 

In my case, I sought to avoid sleep in order to 'get more done'.  Then at some point, my health suffered along with my focus and my energy.  I started to consider a simple equation.  

What was the comparison between operating at 100% capacity at fewer hours as compared to 80-60-50% capacity at more hours.  Simply put, if my focus and energy were lower, then how did it affect my productivity?

Key:

  • Sleep (Hours)

  • Productivity - hours available for work.

  • Efficiency - quality of this work timee

  • Value - the two values multiplied.

So the summary is that I get more sleep, less actual productivity hours - but with greater qualitative efficiency. For a higher sleep value. From an analytical point of view, the higher quality value of productivity is a better value.  This strategy means not just good sleep - but efficient action on your part working toward your dreams.  

Your New Habit for Better Sleep

The NIH says adults need 7-8 hours of sleep each night to stay in good mental and physical health, promote quality of life, and avoid an increased risk of injury. They recommend these tips for getting a good night’s sleep:

  1. Go to sleep at the same time each night, and get up at the same time each morning, even on the weekends.

  2. Don't take naps after 3 p.m, and don't nap longer than 20 minutes.

  3. Stay away from caffeine and alcohol late in the day.

  4. Avoid nicotine completely.

  5. Get regular exercise, but not within 2-3 hours of bedtime.

  6. Don't eat a heavy meal late in the day. A light snack before bedtime is OK.

  7. Make your bedroom comfortable, dark, quiet, and not too warm or cold.

  8. Follow a routine to help you relax before sleep (for example, reading or listening to music). Turn off the TV and other screens at least an hour before bedtime.

  9. Don’t lie in bed awake. If you can’t fall asleep after 20 minutes, do something calming until you feel sleepy, like reading or listening to soft music.

  10. Talk with a doctor if you continue to have trouble sleeping.

Sleep should become one your Main Habits to change as solid sleep will affect ALL YOUR WORK. 

Make it a major Habit.  You know what those are right?

DON'T BELIEVE ME? - CHECK OUT THESE LINKS

By the Way, if you can't sleep, then start reading about Sleep!

National Institute of Health - Sleep Health

https://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health-topics/education-and-awareness/sleep-health

National Institute of Health - Your Guide to Healthy Sleep

https://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health-topics/all-publications-and-resources/your-guide-healthy-sleep

https://study.com/academy/lesson/the-importance-of-sleep.html

Sleep Advisor

A commercial site where you can buy mattresses, etc., but also had a good section on "Sleep Science"

https://www.sleepadvisor.org/sleep-statistics/

https://www.sleepadvisor.org/sleep-science/

Sleep Association 

https://www.sleepassociation.org/

https://www.sleepassociation.org/blog-post/why-is-sleep-important/

Consumer Reports - Better Ways to Sleep

https://www.consumerreports.org/sleeping/ways-to-sleep-better-tonight/

Center for Disease Control - Sleep Statistics

https://www.cdc.gov/sleep/data_statistics.html

37 Science Backed Tips for Better Sleep

https://www.huffpost.com/entry/better-sleep-tips-best_n_4958036

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Michael Mandaville

Michael is a writer, filmmaker and dedicated World War II historian who studies martial arts, action films and is learning more about VFX every single darn day. Oh and a Scholar Warrior

Back to Blog
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The Art of Sleep: Renew Your Self Each Night

October 30, 20234 min read

Sleep. This aspect of our lives is probably the most ignored, abused and downright dismissed ‘activity’ for our physical and mental well-being. With a hyperactive, power through it all world of goal-setting, social media and endless streaming binges, we convince ourselves that sleep is secondary. “I’ll sleep when I’m dead” is a powerful refrain.

Hollywood Bravado…but not a smart move. Since I learn and teach martial arts over many decades, I read a books on history, warfare, martial arts skills and more. On book, “On Combat” by Lt. Col Dave Grossman, discusses the stress on our bodies from an altercation, warfare and more. I remember when a police officer told him that he’s under a lot of stress and asked what to do. When the officer replied that he usually slept five or six hours, then Colonel Grossman said, “Sleep eight.” Another observation is that, with more sleep, then you make better judgment calls i.e. police officer in a confrontational situation. In warfare, when soldiers learn that a battle is coming up, the veterans get sleep. The FNG’s (Friggin’ New Guys - or a more colorful expression) stay up all night, worried and ridden with anxiety. And then go into battle!

Three Steps

Simply put a few steps will improve your entire life with Better Sleep.

  1. Realize that Sleep is an integral part of your Physical and Mental Well-Being

  2. Create and Support a Habit for good sleep

  3. Monitor Your sleep - to get better sleep

  4. Repeat

Realize People (Probably You) Are Sleep-Deprived

According to numerous sources, the average adult may not be getting enough sleep.  Statistically, at least 25 to 50% of Americans don't get enough sleep.   In a link to the Center for Disease Control on Sleep and Sleep Disorders, we see the following charts. 

Convince Yourself to Sleep More - with Math!

In reframing my perspective on Sleep and its value, I was thinking about the relationship between Sleep-Productivity-Efficiency-Value. 

In my case, I sought to avoid sleep in order to 'get more done'.  Then at some point, my health suffered along with my focus and my energy.  I started to consider a simple equation.  

What was the comparison between operating at 100% capacity at fewer hours as compared to 80-60-50% capacity at more hours.  Simply put, if my focus and energy were lower, then how did it affect my productivity?

Key:

  • Sleep (Hours)

  • Productivity - hours available for work.

  • Efficiency - quality of this work timee

  • Value - the two values multiplied.

So the summary is that I get more sleep, less actual productivity hours - but with greater qualitative efficiency. For a higher sleep value. From an analytical point of view, the higher quality value of productivity is a better value.  This strategy means not just good sleep - but efficient action on your part working toward your dreams.  

Your New Habit for Better Sleep

The NIH says adults need 7-8 hours of sleep each night to stay in good mental and physical health, promote quality of life, and avoid an increased risk of injury. They recommend these tips for getting a good night’s sleep:

  1. Go to sleep at the same time each night, and get up at the same time each morning, even on the weekends.

  2. Don't take naps after 3 p.m, and don't nap longer than 20 minutes.

  3. Stay away from caffeine and alcohol late in the day.

  4. Avoid nicotine completely.

  5. Get regular exercise, but not within 2-3 hours of bedtime.

  6. Don't eat a heavy meal late in the day. A light snack before bedtime is OK.

  7. Make your bedroom comfortable, dark, quiet, and not too warm or cold.

  8. Follow a routine to help you relax before sleep (for example, reading or listening to music). Turn off the TV and other screens at least an hour before bedtime.

  9. Don’t lie in bed awake. If you can’t fall asleep after 20 minutes, do something calming until you feel sleepy, like reading or listening to soft music.

  10. Talk with a doctor if you continue to have trouble sleeping.

Sleep should become one your Main Habits to change as solid sleep will affect ALL YOUR WORK. 

Make it a major Habit.  You know what those are right?

DON'T BELIEVE ME? - CHECK OUT THESE LINKS

By the Way, if you can't sleep, then start reading about Sleep!

National Institute of Health - Sleep Health

https://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health-topics/education-and-awareness/sleep-health

National Institute of Health - Your Guide to Healthy Sleep

https://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health-topics/all-publications-and-resources/your-guide-healthy-sleep

https://study.com/academy/lesson/the-importance-of-sleep.html

Sleep Advisor

A commercial site where you can buy mattresses, etc., but also had a good section on "Sleep Science"

https://www.sleepadvisor.org/sleep-statistics/

https://www.sleepadvisor.org/sleep-science/

Sleep Association 

https://www.sleepassociation.org/

https://www.sleepassociation.org/blog-post/why-is-sleep-important/

Consumer Reports - Better Ways to Sleep

https://www.consumerreports.org/sleeping/ways-to-sleep-better-tonight/

Center for Disease Control - Sleep Statistics

https://www.cdc.gov/sleep/data_statistics.html

37 Science Backed Tips for Better Sleep

https://www.huffpost.com/entry/better-sleep-tips-best_n_4958036

blog author image

Michael Mandaville

Michael is a writer, filmmaker and dedicated World War II historian who studies martial arts, action films and is learning more about VFX every single darn day. Oh and a Scholar Warrior

Back to Blog
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The Art of Sleep: Renew Your Self Each Night

October 30, 20234 min read

Sleep. This aspect of our lives is probably the most ignored, abused and downright dismissed ‘activity’ for our physical and mental well-being. With a hyperactive, power through it all world of goal-setting, social media and endless streaming binges, we convince ourselves that sleep is secondary. “I’ll sleep when I’m dead” is a powerful refrain.

Hollywood Bravado…but not a smart move. Since I learn and teach martial arts over many decades, I read a books on history, warfare, martial arts skills and more. On book, “On Combat” by Lt. Col Dave Grossman, discusses the stress on our bodies from an altercation, warfare and more. I remember when a police officer told him that he’s under a lot of stress and asked what to do. When the officer replied that he usually slept five or six hours, then Colonel Grossman said, “Sleep eight.” Another observation is that, with more sleep, then you make better judgment calls i.e. police officer in a confrontational situation. In warfare, when soldiers learn that a battle is coming up, the veterans get sleep. The FNG’s (Friggin’ New Guys - or a more colorful expression) stay up all night, worried and ridden with anxiety. And then go into battle!

Three Steps

Simply put a few steps will improve your entire life with Better Sleep.

  1. Realize that Sleep is an integral part of your Physical and Mental Well-Being

  2. Create and Support a Habit for good sleep

  3. Monitor Your sleep - to get better sleep

  4. Repeat

Realize People (Probably You) Are Sleep-Deprived

According to numerous sources, the average adult may not be getting enough sleep.  Statistically, at least 25 to 50% of Americans don't get enough sleep.   In a link to the Center for Disease Control on Sleep and Sleep Disorders, we see the following charts. 

Convince Yourself to Sleep More - with Math!

In reframing my perspective on Sleep and its value, I was thinking about the relationship between Sleep-Productivity-Efficiency-Value. 

In my case, I sought to avoid sleep in order to 'get more done'.  Then at some point, my health suffered along with my focus and my energy.  I started to consider a simple equation.  

What was the comparison between operating at 100% capacity at fewer hours as compared to 80-60-50% capacity at more hours.  Simply put, if my focus and energy were lower, then how did it affect my productivity?

Key:

  • Sleep (Hours)

  • Productivity - hours available for work.

  • Efficiency - quality of this work timee

  • Value - the two values multiplied.

So the summary is that I get more sleep, less actual productivity hours - but with greater qualitative efficiency. For a higher sleep value. From an analytical point of view, the higher quality value of productivity is a better value.  This strategy means not just good sleep - but efficient action on your part working toward your dreams.  

Your New Habit for Better Sleep

The NIH says adults need 7-8 hours of sleep each night to stay in good mental and physical health, promote quality of life, and avoid an increased risk of injury. They recommend these tips for getting a good night’s sleep:

  1. Go to sleep at the same time each night, and get up at the same time each morning, even on the weekends.

  2. Don't take naps after 3 p.m, and don't nap longer than 20 minutes.

  3. Stay away from caffeine and alcohol late in the day.

  4. Avoid nicotine completely.

  5. Get regular exercise, but not within 2-3 hours of bedtime.

  6. Don't eat a heavy meal late in the day. A light snack before bedtime is OK.

  7. Make your bedroom comfortable, dark, quiet, and not too warm or cold.

  8. Follow a routine to help you relax before sleep (for example, reading or listening to music). Turn off the TV and other screens at least an hour before bedtime.

  9. Don’t lie in bed awake. If you can’t fall asleep after 20 minutes, do something calming until you feel sleepy, like reading or listening to soft music.

  10. Talk with a doctor if you continue to have trouble sleeping.

Sleep should become one your Main Habits to change as solid sleep will affect ALL YOUR WORK. 

Make it a major Habit.  You know what those are right?

DON'T BELIEVE ME? - CHECK OUT THESE LINKS

By the Way, if you can't sleep, then start reading about Sleep!

National Institute of Health - Sleep Health

https://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health-topics/education-and-awareness/sleep-health

National Institute of Health - Your Guide to Healthy Sleep

https://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health-topics/all-publications-and-resources/your-guide-healthy-sleep

https://study.com/academy/lesson/the-importance-of-sleep.html

Sleep Advisor

A commercial site where you can buy mattresses, etc., but also had a good section on "Sleep Science"

https://www.sleepadvisor.org/sleep-statistics/

https://www.sleepadvisor.org/sleep-science/

Sleep Association 

https://www.sleepassociation.org/

https://www.sleepassociation.org/blog-post/why-is-sleep-important/

Consumer Reports - Better Ways to Sleep

https://www.consumerreports.org/sleeping/ways-to-sleep-better-tonight/

Center for Disease Control - Sleep Statistics

https://www.cdc.gov/sleep/data_statistics.html

37 Science Backed Tips for Better Sleep

https://www.huffpost.com/entry/better-sleep-tips-best_n_4958036

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Michael is a writer, filmmaker and dedicated World War II historian who studies martial arts, action films and is learning more about VFX every single darn day. Oh and a Scholar Warrior

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The Art of Sleep: Renew Your Self Each Night

October 30, 20234 min read

Sleep. This aspect of our lives is probably the most ignored, abused and downright dismissed ‘activity’ for our physical and mental well-being. With a hyperactive, power through it all world of goal-setting, social media and endless streaming binges, we convince ourselves that sleep is secondary. “I’ll sleep when I’m dead” is a powerful refrain.

Hollywood Bravado…but not a smart move. Since I learn and teach martial arts over many decades, I read a books on history, warfare, martial arts skills and more. On book, “On Combat” by Lt. Col Dave Grossman, discusses the stress on our bodies from an altercation, warfare and more. I remember when a police officer told him that he’s under a lot of stress and asked what to do. When the officer replied that he usually slept five or six hours, then Colonel Grossman said, “Sleep eight.” Another observation is that, with more sleep, then you make better judgment calls i.e. police officer in a confrontational situation. In warfare, when soldiers learn that a battle is coming up, the veterans get sleep. The FNG’s (Friggin’ New Guys - or a more colorful expression) stay up all night, worried and ridden with anxiety. And then go into battle!

Three Steps

Simply put a few steps will improve your entire life with Better Sleep.

  1. Realize that Sleep is an integral part of your Physical and Mental Well-Being

  2. Create and Support a Habit for good sleep

  3. Monitor Your sleep - to get better sleep

  4. Repeat

Realize People (Probably You) Are Sleep-Deprived

According to numerous sources, the average adult may not be getting enough sleep.  Statistically, at least 25 to 50% of Americans don't get enough sleep.   In a link to the Center for Disease Control on Sleep and Sleep Disorders, we see the following charts. 

Convince Yourself to Sleep More - with Math!

In reframing my perspective on Sleep and its value, I was thinking about the relationship between Sleep-Productivity-Efficiency-Value. 

In my case, I sought to avoid sleep in order to 'get more done'.  Then at some point, my health suffered along with my focus and my energy.  I started to consider a simple equation.  

What was the comparison between operating at 100% capacity at fewer hours as compared to 80-60-50% capacity at more hours.  Simply put, if my focus and energy were lower, then how did it affect my productivity?

Key:

  • Sleep (Hours)

  • Productivity - hours available for work.

  • Efficiency - quality of this work timee

  • Value - the two values multiplied.

So the summary is that I get more sleep, less actual productivity hours - but with greater qualitative efficiency. For a higher sleep value. From an analytical point of view, the higher quality value of productivity is a better value.  This strategy means not just good sleep - but efficient action on your part working toward your dreams.  

Your New Habit for Better Sleep

The NIH says adults need 7-8 hours of sleep each night to stay in good mental and physical health, promote quality of life, and avoid an increased risk of injury. They recommend these tips for getting a good night’s sleep:

  1. Go to sleep at the same time each night, and get up at the same time each morning, even on the weekends.

  2. Don't take naps after 3 p.m, and don't nap longer than 20 minutes.

  3. Stay away from caffeine and alcohol late in the day.

  4. Avoid nicotine completely.

  5. Get regular exercise, but not within 2-3 hours of bedtime.

  6. Don't eat a heavy meal late in the day. A light snack before bedtime is OK.

  7. Make your bedroom comfortable, dark, quiet, and not too warm or cold.

  8. Follow a routine to help you relax before sleep (for example, reading or listening to music). Turn off the TV and other screens at least an hour before bedtime.

  9. Don’t lie in bed awake. If you can’t fall asleep after 20 minutes, do something calming until you feel sleepy, like reading or listening to soft music.

  10. Talk with a doctor if you continue to have trouble sleeping.

Sleep should become one your Main Habits to change as solid sleep will affect ALL YOUR WORK. 

Make it a major Habit.  You know what those are right?

DON'T BELIEVE ME? - CHECK OUT THESE LINKS

By the Way, if you can't sleep, then start reading about Sleep!

National Institute of Health - Sleep Health

https://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health-topics/education-and-awareness/sleep-health

National Institute of Health - Your Guide to Healthy Sleep

https://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health-topics/all-publications-and-resources/your-guide-healthy-sleep

https://study.com/academy/lesson/the-importance-of-sleep.html

Sleep Advisor

A commercial site where you can buy mattresses, etc., but also had a good section on "Sleep Science"

https://www.sleepadvisor.org/sleep-statistics/

https://www.sleepadvisor.org/sleep-science/

Sleep Association 

https://www.sleepassociation.org/

https://www.sleepassociation.org/blog-post/why-is-sleep-important/

Consumer Reports - Better Ways to Sleep

https://www.consumerreports.org/sleeping/ways-to-sleep-better-tonight/

Center for Disease Control - Sleep Statistics

https://www.cdc.gov/sleep/data_statistics.html

37 Science Backed Tips for Better Sleep

https://www.huffpost.com/entry/better-sleep-tips-best_n_4958036

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Michael Mandaville

Michael is a writer, filmmaker and dedicated World War II historian who studies martial arts, action films and is learning more about VFX every single darn day. Oh and a Scholar Warrior

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By taking the Scholar Warrior Way Course, you will get Michael's program for Self-Improvement in his pursuit of Creative Excellence in Writing, Filmmaking, Martial arts and his other pursuits from his major curious outlook. Here are the 7 Steps that he uses....

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