HOW TO SLEEP: SHERYL SANDBERG’S BEDTIME ROUTINE
The Lean In author and Facebook COO makes sleep, and a healthy nighttime routine, a priority. Sheryl Sandberg always leaves the Facebook offices at 5.30 pm every day, no matter how busy things are so that she can get home to her family and a restful evening.
Sandberg has admitted that she still checks her emails from home, and she also gets to the office early, usually around seven. But by carving out time for rest and relaxation at home, Sandberg sleeps better, and sleeping better helps her work smarter. To achieve that good night’s rest, Sandberg switches her phone off every evening, after one last check of her emails, of course.
“Sleep deprivation just makes people anxious, irritable and confused,” Sandberg has said. She even went so far as to say that if she could give one piece of advice to her younger self it would be not to skimp on sleep in order to have more face time at the office: “If I could go back and change one thing about how I lived in those early years, I would force myself to get more sleep.”