Twitter Link Roundup #311 – Terrific Reads for Small Business, Entrepreneurs, Marketers, and Designers!

The World Health Organization recommends that adults get a minimum of eight hours a night of sleep.

Two-thirds of adults in developed nations are not reaching this number, with startling consequences. An adult sleeping only 6.75 hours a night is predicted to live to their early 60s (without medical intervention), which is a wakeup call for most of us.

Sleep scientist Matthew Walker believes that in a highly competitive society where work-life boundaries are increasingly blurred, sleep is strongly associated with weakness. He explains,

We have stigmatised sleep with the label of laziness. We want to seem busy, and one way we express that is by proclaiming how little sleep we’re getting.

We’re not sure about the exact consequences of our widespread sleep deprivation, but this piece from the Guardian suggests they may be pretty dire.

Now, we hope you enjoy another great set of links and articles that we shared with you over the past week on our crowdspring Twitter account (and on Ross’s Twitter account). We regularly share our favorite posts on entrepreneurship, small business, marketing, logo design, web design, startups, leadership, social media, marketing, economics and other interesting stuff! Enjoy!