11 December 2006

Sleepless in... Beta

"Tomorrow night is nothing but one long sleepless wrestle with yesterday's omissions and regrets." William Faulkner

It is difficult for some people to sleep. They just have difficulties to repay sleep debt. To sleep more is impossible.

How much sleep is really needed? 8 hours, the common recommendation? More, or less?

To those who have problems getting enough sleep, 1 hour is more than enough. However, sleeping more does not mean the person will be healthier.

If one does not have enough sleep, the person is more likely to have impaired judgment, diminished creativity and productivity, inability to concentrate, reduced language and communication skills, slow reaction times, and decreased abilities to learn and remember are just some of the resutls of insomnia.

Sleep quality is more important than sleep quantity.

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