A note from the Founder.
You might wonder where the idea of 8hrS come from, or why I'm so passionate about sleep. This month, I'd like to provide a little window into my past and personal life. A couple of years ago, I started my career as a corporate lawyer. I worked long hours and the culture almost glorified sleepless night, many colleagues wearing sleep deprivation as a badge of honour. Although the people I worked with were often amazing, I found the culture rather toxic and especially counterproductive. Many would indulge in oceans of coffee to actually function and all too often burn out before they even reached 30. I had (and still have) big dreams and wanted to turn those into reality as well, but I drew the line and realised Sleep was the base-layer of my health that I needed to supercharge my productivity and life in general. After reading up on the importance and science of Sleep, I was completely convinced that in 10 years, we'll look at Sleep deprivation as we look at smoking cigarettes today. So not only did I quit my lawyer job and culture, I started incorporating the very routine that we preach with 8hrS myself, adding efficient and physical natural tools to keep it stick. I can't emphasise enough what it did for my productivity, mood and general health and it helped me get closer to my dreams than I ever thought (8hrS being one of them). After all, to dream, one needs to sleep...
So never, ever feel guilty for putting your sleep and general health first, it's an investment in you, your productivity and your future success.