TED Talk Tuesday #213 – Covid and sleep …. or lack thereof!

TED continues to spread ideas and help us all be better, critical thinkers. Watching, listening and talking about TED Talks is a popular pastime for many in the CN&CO community. We visit TED.com regularly to clear our heads, have a laugh, learn or get inspired. TED Talks open our minds, spark new ways of thinking and can lead to some very interesting conversations and business opportunities.

Each week (OK, we’ll each week from now after our break!) we pick a favourite and publish it on a Tuesday, because we like how “TED Talk Tuesday” sounds. It’s also a way that the CN&CO team play their part in spreading ideas and helping to make the world a better place. This week’s talk was chosen by Carel.

Pre Covid I used to sleep about 5 hours a night. I sleep easily and well – put my head down and off I go. Lucky! The reason for only five hours was that I had too much to do – or so I told myself. So sleep was the thing I lessened to fit in other priorities. In the back of my mind, I knew this was unhealthy, but I never did anything about it.

Two years into Covid and I sleep eight hours a night – happily so. And I track my light sleep, deep sleep and REM. I am also trying an app called Calm to meditate for 10 minutes a day (something I found very hard pre Covid and which I am enjoying now).

Listening to this talk – just over 2 minutes long – added further fascinating insights into the world of sleep.

Enjoy and happy dreams!

Carel is an investor in people and businesses, believing that 1+1 = (at least) 22. Working with a few basic concepts – best encapsulated in his believe that unless we are dead, anything is possible – Carel aims to build long-term sustainable value with like-minded individuals and companies, while having (a lot of!) fun.