Tips On Dealing With Sleep Deprivation From A Navy SEAL

Tips on dealing with sleep deprivation, written by Navy SEAL Brad McLeod for recruits about to go through the infamous Hell Week. Works great for new dads, too.

by Fatherly
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Raising a newborn is hard; being a Navy SEAL is harder (you probably don’t agree with that at this exact moment, but it’s true). SEAL training requires “Hell Week,” where they’re given fewer than 4 hours of sleep over the course of 5-and-a-half days. They make it through with a combination of determination and techniques, including eating while standing and tricking the brain into thinking it’s happy through forced smiles. That might sound crazy, but are you going to argue with a SEAL?

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