You’re not getting enough sleep—and it’s killing you

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The whole world is
exhausted
. And it’s killing us.

But particularly me. As I write this,
I’m at TED 2019
in Vancouver, which is a weeklong marathon
of talks and workshops and coffee meetings and experiences and
demos and late-night trivia contests and networking, networking,
networking. Meanwhile, I’m sick as a dog with a virus I caught
from my 3-year-old, I’m on deadline for what feels like a
bazillion stories, and I’m pregnant, which means I need coffee
but can’t have too much, and need sleep but can only lay on my
left side, and can’t breathe without sitting propped up with a
pillow anyway, since I can’t safely take any cold medication.

According to neuroscientist Matthew Walker, I’m doing serious
damage to my health—and life—by not sleeping enough.

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You’re not getting enough sleep—and it’s killing you