Mike Arrington reports that a number of idiots entrepreneurs in Silicon Valley are taking the drug Provigil so they can work more hours. Working more hours doesn’t necessarily create better businesses. As Garr Reynolds notes in an unrelated post, there is an increasing amount of research that emphasizes the importance of getting adequate sleep. Reynolds snips this telling quote by sleep expert Neil Stanley from a BBC article:
Sleep is not just a waste of time, it is a very active time and we need it for things like memory and learning. During the day we acquire information, but at night we sort that information. People complain about sleep deprivation, but now with the 24/7 society and information overload we need our sleep more than ever.