We often forget that sleep is one of the greatest creative aphrodisiac. This crucial necessity for fostering our creative process affects our every waking moment, dictates our social rhythm, and even mediates our negative moods. Be as religious and disciplined about your sleep as you are about your work. We tend to wear our ability to get by on little sleep as some sort of badge of honor that validates our work ethic. But what it really is is a profound failure of self-respect and of priorities. What could possibly be more important than your health and your sanity, from which all else springs?
Excerpt from Brain Pickings: http://ow.ly/JoLKO