What we’re now learning is that sleep isn’t an obstacle; it’s an enabler, reports The Sydney Morning Herald.

Two months ago, I stopped setting an alarm clock. The intention was to wake up at whatever time my body thought it best to wake up. I was curious to see what impact that would have on my life, especially on my work.

The benefits were immediate. No more yawning throughout the day. Less stress, less irritability. The wall I hit every afternoon with a ferocious thud stopped presenting itself. My decisions became more carefully considered.