Benjamin Franklin is credited with stating: "Early to bed and early to rise makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise." His point is a good one. We all need regular hours and proper rest in order to be the most productive. We can fool ourselves by forcing ourselves to stay awake and get by with less sleep—but we cannot fool our bodies and our minds. We are far less effective and efficient when we are tired and worn. Although we sometimes deny it, we decrease our imagination and our ability to think deeply and clearly.
Scientific studies show Benjamin Franklin was right. Good habits of sleep promote health and success. They reflect our understanding and appreciation of our bodies by the care we give ourselves. Wisdom is doing the right thing. Give it a try—take two weeks and follow a regular regime. See if you aren't more effective.