So for some time I've been taking various actions to manage my sleeping habits. You know, what time you get up in the morning, how undisturbed the sleep is and so on.
All this has been motivated by an assumption that by getting more control over my sleeping patterns (read, sleeping less) I'll be in a better position to get more out of life in terms over workload, exercise, leisure.
It occurs to me that it might be worth challenging that assumption - maybe things might be better/easier/sensitive to think of sleep as the thing that I should be measuring to see how much I'm get more out of life in terms over workload, exercise, leisure.
The idea being that, by getting more out of life one would spring out of bed energised in the morning - rather than "springing out of bed energised in the morning makes one get more out of life"
My question is - is this an idea that is commonly used? Has it appear in productivity literature before? what are the commonly held beliefs about the cause and effect here?