I'll Sleep When I'm Dead!

I’ll Sleep When I’m Dead!

How many times have you heard this phrase? Does it feel like something we should be proud of, like a scar or a badge of honour?

The myth that we will “sleep when we are dead” is total bullshit! Yep, you heard me! This kind of belief can be destructive and dangerous.

We all need sleep. Our bodies need rest to rejuvenate and revive.

A certain percentage of the community can survive on less sleep than most of us, but that does not mean that YOU can try to be that person.

So many of us work long hours, work beyond our deadlines, work multiple jobs, and work night shifts.

Can you imagine working at your absolute best with less than your best nights sleep? Have you tried performing to your true capacity with only a couple of hours sleep? How well did that work for you?

Think about this seriously

How did you really perform?

How did you feel?


Wishing you were somewhere else?

Were you hungry?

Craving sugar?

Craving caffeine?

Craving processed carbs?

That’s what lack of sleep does to your body and your brain.

Whether you like it or not.

Your body needs sleep.

The longer you stay awake, the more likely you are to make mistakes. Your mental state deteriorates, your risk of accidents will increase,


 I'll Sleep When I'm Dead!

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12 replies
  1. Lehua
    Lehua says:

    I hate the saying “sleep is for the weak.” It makes me cringe everytime. I love sleep… I’d sleep more if I could, although it might be excessive. 😛 I don’t like feeling like a zombie, so I always cherish my sleep time. 🙂

  2. Kieta
    Kieta says:

    I don’t think I’ve ever said “I’ll sleep when I’m dead”… like ever. I LOVE sleep. 🙂 Not enough/lack of quality sleep also leads to weight gain and not enough time for your subconscious to air things out through dreams. It’s crazy how much “down time” is really the best part of our day. I’m so glad you’re offering resources to those who don’t understand that sleep is not just optimal it’s NECESSARY. 🙂

    • Dee
      Dee says:

      I must admit, sleep is my number one most fun thing to do 🙂 I LOVE to sleep, and now that I have hacked my sleep routine to suit me, I can sleep almost anywhere any time! Sleep is how our bodies repair and reset, it’s necessary for everyone to enjoy a great nights sleep, each and every night! Thanks for the support Kieta.

  3. Emma Lions
    Emma Lions says:

    Yes! OMG. I’ve been struggling with insomina lately and it has been affecting exactly as you’ve said it. I used to need 9-10 hours of sleep a night and now can do well with around 6 or 7 but anything less than that and I’m completely useless for the day. I think we sometimes forget just how necessary sleep is until we completely burn ourselves out.
    On the plus side for me, my insomina was being caused by too much ‘stuff’ going on in my head and since launching my new website and creating new content for it everyday, I am sleeping better. The only downside is, the whole family have become nightowls – the kids stay up until midnight, I’m up until 2am and we don’t wake until after 10am 🙂 But at least we’re all sleeping 🙂

    • Dee
      Dee says:

      I too suffer from insomnia when the “stuff” in my head just won’t stop! Frustrating isn’t it? If sleeping late is what works for you, then go for it, quality sleep is so important! Thanks for commenting Emma 🙂

  4. Rikky D. T. Maas
    Rikky D. T. Maas says:

    Hi, what an interesting post! I always struggle with sleep, and I never know if I’m sleeping too much or too little.. I’m very curious about your ecourse, could you tell me more about it? 🙂

  5. Grace
    Grace says:

    So true. Another example of this is how driving drowsy is just as dangerous as driving drunk. I know people who’ve felt like sleeping was a waste of time, and I just couldn’t understand that mentality. I love sleeping!

    • Dee
      Dee says:

      I would never call sleep a waste of time. I LOVE to sleep 🙂 Drowsy driving is certainly dangerous, I has a close call when driving after too little sleep. Very scary experience. Thanks for dropping by Grace.

  6. Kendra
    Kendra says:

    I think a lot of people don’t truly understand the importance of sleep and how it actually effects your daily life. My wake up (yes that was intentional) call was when I almost caused an accident due to almost falling asleep while driving. While I thought I was getting enough sleep I realized that the sleep I was getting was not quality. I finally took control and have now made it a habit of going to bed the same time every night, and not watching TV or reading in bed. Just doing those simple things have helped so very much.

    • Dee
      Dee says:

      Hi Kendra. I too had a close call when I was driving, I was working 2 x jobs at the time and getting next to no sleep. The accident was enough for me to realise I was not looking after myself and that sleep was so important! Needless to say it became my priority 🙂


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