I found this article to be interesting:
Many of the things they say in the article make intuitive sense to me. I have noticed in myself that when I am running a sleep deficit I tend to eat a lousy diet. Our culture tends to regard sleep as time wasted. Napping is regarded as slothful. Getting up early is a virtue. I have a feeling we would all be healthier if we gave ourselves permission for a little siesta.
Do you get 8 hours? Are you a napper?
Sep 10, '02
Ugh. I rarely get enough sleep...6-6.5 hrs a night. Naps only on the weekend
It usually catches up with my by Saturday & if I don't get a chance for extra rest I get either cold symptoms or nausea...I also get a zit. Guaranteed, if I'm up real late...My skin punishes me the next morning.
(I'm all for naps...in fact I said yesterday if I were president for a day, I'd institute them into the day...so vote for me! :chuckle )
oops...just noticed I didn't answer your original question, but you get the idea...good article though...hmmm, I wouldn't mind participating in a sleep study
ahhh catching zzz's
Last edit by Lausana on Sep 10, '02