Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Good Night's Sleep

Good night's zzzzzzz... is very important. According to the Consumer Report Magazine, sleeping less than 7 hours a night can increase the risk of cardiovascular disease, high blood pressure, obesity and type 2 diabetes. Lack of sleep undermines dieters' effort to lose body fat. Sleep helps people remember a newly learned word. In a study by National Sleep Foundation, about one in four Americans married or living with someone said sleep deprivation often leaves them too tired for sex.

4 myths about sleep:
  • You need less as you age. Older people need as much sleep as other adults.
  • Extra sleep prevents daytime fatigue. Some sleep longer than 8 hours but don't feel rested because of poor quality sleep.
  • You can make up for lost sleep on weekends. That won't completely compensate.
  • Snoring is OK. It could make you sleepy during the day, more susceptible to heart disease and type 2 diabetes, or indicate sleep apnea, a serious condition.  

18 comments:

  1. I think we can all use more sleep...lol. Nice post.

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  2. I'm so glad to hear #1 is a myth- lol!!

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  3. Hmmm, I don't like to sleep much but do get enough of it.

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  4. How do I sleep enough and we have lot of activities in this frenzy team to do lol
    Thanks for the great information!

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  5. I love to sleep, but my timing is all messed up :) I wish I could stay up all night and sleep all day.

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  6. Not getting enough sleep and trying to make up for it by sleeping late on the weekends can also lead to migraines! Irregular sleep patterns are bad for us headache types :(

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  7. I love sleeping! thanks for clearing up a few things!

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  8. interesting reminder to get plenty of sleep!

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  9. Does anyone ever really get enough sleep?

    Thanks for the info.

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  10. Sleep deprevation is a way of life for all those that are self-employed. I usually catch up on Saturdays!!!!

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  11. Not to mention it makes you crabby! LOL! I'm tired now!!

    Tania

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  12. I know I could use more sleep on a regular basis! Coffee is my best friend some days!

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  13. I am on Etsy too much before bedtime, just like you all.

    Gotta get to bed.

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  14. Totally agree with you, Sea Flower! I'll probably get enough daily sleep when there's 28 hours in a day~ lol

    take care, prittyfy~

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  15. I work shift work and I know that you need your proper sleep!! lol...working 12 hour night tonight!

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