3. Don’t: Skip Sleep
When your body feels tired from a lack of shut-eye, your brain suffers. It’s not able to concentrate and focus as well as it does when it’s rested, Finney says. Most adults need about eight hours of sleep each night. And if you’re feeling extremely drowsy during the day and can lie down, strategic 10- or 20-minute naps can improve overall focus, Finney adds. But sleeping for longer than 40 minutes during the day isn’t a great idea, he says—it could interrupt your nighttime sleep schedule.
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