Sleeping for Peak Performance: Overrated or Underrated?

We seem to live in a culture that values working over sleeping.

Graduate students brag about all-nighters and get a guilt-trip for not working 80-100 hours per week, medical residents apparently fall asleep while operating on patients, and young business professionals compete to see who has the busiest schedule

Indeed, many of us are proud of our ability to “get by” on minimal sleep, and are far more likely to grumble to friends and coworkers about how tired we are after a 4-hour night of sleep than gush about a 12-hour night of sleep and how great we feel.