Running a business is no easy feat – even with a good night’s sleep – but it’s definitely easier with a full eight hours. When you’re sleeping well and feeling great, daily tasks are do-able and creative thinking comes naturally. When you’re sleep-deprived and tired, the smallest of tasks become the greatest of hassles, and it’s a fact that productivity decreases.

With a balanced lifestyle, a healthy diet, exercise and most importantly, enough sleep, you’ll easily avoid the dreaded ‘burn out’ too. Running a business on little-to-no sleep is not sustainable, and while you might think pushing through the night to get things done is the admirable thing to do, all-nighters are not conducive to clear thinking or good business.

Here’s why a good night’s sleep is essential for good business…

  1. Sleep deficiency is linked to chronic health problems like diabetes, stroke, obesity and heart disease, and you can’t run a business if you’re not healthy (or dead). A good night’s sleep is the easiest way to power through your day and keep your health in check.
  2. Sleep deficiency is linked to an increased risk of injury in the workplace, so if you want to run a safe and happy workplace, get that good quality shut-eye.
  3. Poor sleep can make you fat. Yep, you read that right. Every wondered why you crave that 3pm chocolate after only five hours’ sleep the night before? When you’re tired, your body craves quick pick-me-up sugary foods and unhealthy options for a buzz. Unhealthy choices mean a foggy mind, and we all know what impact that has on business.
  4. The less you sleep, the less you get done. It’s counter-intuitive to pull big days and late nights, thinking that you can squeeze more into one day, but eventually, it all catches up with you. The next day is always, always, slower and far less productive. When you’re sleeping well and getting enough of it, your concentration is increased, and your productivity levels are high.
  5. The more sleep you get, the more energy you have, which means you’re more inclined to exercise, and exercise is just as important in a healthy work/life balance. Healthy mind, healthy body, good business.
  6. When you’re well rested, your immune system is strong, and you’re more likely to fend off the flu that would otherwise need a few sick days off.
  7. Sleep deprivation leads to muddled decision making, and when you’re running a business, you need the best mind possible, lots of energy, and a clear head for good thoughts and good business decisions.

The easiest way to get the beauty sleep you need is easier than you might think too. Just like establishing a healthy diet or an exercise routine, good sleep hygiene is something you have to work at. Try cutting out caffeine after 2pm, switching off and stepping away from your screen and phone at least an hour before bed, invest in a good quality pillow, and write your lists before bed – so you don’t stay awake thinking about them.

Siddharth Vadasseri
01:56 19 Jul 18
I've had the pleasure of working at Creative Cubes since it opened, and what I've loved most is that it isn't just desk space. Working here feels like being part of something. Every day you're surrounded by people pursuing their own endeavours, but doing it side by side in a community. The space itself is so well thought out and aesthetically pleasing, but beyond the beauty on the surface there is a depth here. The members are fantastic, the founders are involved and accessible, and the 'Happiness Team' provides a quality of customer service like no other co-working space I've been to. AND, it's pet friendly!
Judy Anderson
00:34 17 Jul 18
The 'Happiness Team' is what makes this co-working space stand out for me. I've worked out of several co-working spaces across Australia, Singapore & San Francisco. The customer experience at Creative Cubes is the best I've come across. For example, a happiness team member will physically walk to my desk to let me know when a guest has arrived, because they know I'm not always going to see the email notification. Sometimes they even buy me time if I'm running late! Brilliant.
Kristen Holden
02:32 17 Jul 18
The team at cubes are amazing and the space is modern and funky. They have a great mix of different businesses working in the space so the vibe is top notch as well. Would definitely recommend going down and taking a look for your office space or next event!
Lets Mingle
02:38 29 Jun 18
This is one of the best co-working spaces in Melbourne! Loved my time here. Great vibe, great people and great location. The happiness team go above and beyond to ensure the experience of rocking up to work is an enjoyable one! 5/5 from me!
nicole iglicki
00:26 17 Jul 18
Love this co working space.It offers both independent offices and or communal co-working space which is designed to collaborate with other members. It is decorated perfectly and the internet is fast! The Happiness Team also go out of their way to make you feel comfortable and will meet all your required needs.
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