Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Deal with Deprivation

SHOOT: I was reading in Men's Health today about a study conducted on a group that had been sleep deprived and then subjected to driving tests. The accidents in the sleep deprived group [they'd slept 5 hours or less] started at around 50 minutes of driving,and after an hour escalated sharply. But when you added alcohol [2-3 beers] the number of accidents shot up after 20 minutes and continued upward. Getting enough sleep may seem like a no brainer - but make sure you do, your life and others could depend on it, and on an everyday basis, your happiness and health, is built on good sleep. More below.
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Sleep Deprivation

5 Ways Sleep Deprivation Can Kill You

In the late 1800s, Thomas Edison illuminated the world with the incandescent light bulb. Little did he know that his great work would someday be a major contributing factor to the development of widespread sleep deprivation. In 1900, adults in the United States slept an average of nine hours per night. In 2000, adults slept an average of just seven hours per night. We have not evolved to need less sleep, but we are getting less sleep. In past centuries, our sleep/wake cycle was closely linked to the rotation of the earth. We slept when it was dark and we awoke and worked when it was light. However, with the development and widespread availability of artificial light, we have prolonged our waking hours. Stimulants such as caffeine have also contributed to longer periods of wakefulness.

1- You could die in a car crash

2- You could die at work

3- You could become irritable, depressed and suicidal

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4- You could gain weight

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