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That is really interesting! A couple quotes from your linked article that I never would've guessed happened:
A sleep study in America found life changing differences between two communities on either side of the time line.
There are some difference in opinion as to whether the study was a valid comparison (the two cities in question are said to be incomparable) But it does make one stop and think a bit. Thanks for the info!
* One big takeaway: if you sleep more, you will likely earn more money.
*And we find that permanently increasing sleep by an hour per week for everybody in a city, increases the wages in that location by about 4.5%.
Ummm...I was thinking the other day that the sleep cycle was a means to keep the wake mind tethered to what we perceive as "reality"...Or the reality we're led to perceive...
Thanks for the thoughts!
Like breathing, sleep is a fundamental human requirement. It has even been said that one could survive for three times as long without food as one could without sleep. Indeed, one of the better known experiments on this subject, found that depriving rats entirely of sleep resulted in their death, or near-dying state, within 11-32 days (Everson et al. 1989) ...
I am very much feeling them. I've never had interest in partying really, just never cared for it. But I have had some experiences and understand what you are saying about being 20 and staying up later not effecting you. I normally run a full 8 hours, getting up at 5 a.m. to start my day. So, being awake at 1 is/was no fun..lol. Thanks for the comments!
Just the 4 hours you missed, you should feel today.
I do too! I know for some people missing a few hours doesn't bother them. It really shows up in my mood and daily activities if I miss some sleep though...I can see the difference in everything I do on a day I miss more then an hour or so of sleep. I used to think I would opt out of sleeping if I could, after reading up on it though, I'm not so sure...lol.
Unfortunately, i do.. my days are very physically demanding and my body needs the proper rest to heal, or else I will wither down and shrink into a raison.