If we did go back to sleeping as much as we need to, as much as we did a century ago, then that would cause a huge recession as people would consume an hour less every day.

In other words: If our physical needs were met, it would cause an economic crisis.

Once again, a short-term problem (economic crisis) stands in the way of long-term progress (wellbeing).

Jeroen Sangers @jeroensangers