Oh dear. Here's another good public radio program if you're interested. Midmorning's Why We Sleep.
We all know that sleep boosts our immune system. Now, new research is demonstrating the link between sleep and all sorts of other metabolic processes. A good 8 hours of sleep per night can prevent weight gain and promote weight loss. An average of less than 7 hours of sleep per night can lead to a substantially greater risk of heart attack, among other alarming side effects.
The program is mostly geared at over achievers who are artificially limiting their sleep so they can get more done. That is definitely not my issue. I'm now going on my third year of involuntarily interrupted, rarely dependable, usually 6 hours per night sleep habits. I miss my 8 or 9 hour sleep habits... I miss long, involved, crazy dreams.... and now, I face the grim prospect of long term associated health problems.
Those of you who can... luxuriate in your zzzz's!
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