posted on Dec, 2 2012 @ 03:43 PM
"waking times"? OMG. Why not bibliotecleyapades or educate yourself?
The list of confounders not addressed by that "study" is long. It's sort of like the one that showed owning a computer would increase your lifespan.
Can you tell me a bad assumption common to both that one and yours?
In one sense I agree with you - a tendency to worry is indicative of a tendency to self-induce stress reactions. By constantly triggering stress
reactions in your body, you likely CAN shorten your life, just by jacking your bp and inflammatory processes.
edit to add: not long ago there was another study this one reminds me of - it showed that too much napping shortened your life. Their evidence was
that in the elderly, the more napping you did, the more likely you were to die in the short term. So they drew the conclusion that naps = death. Of
course, they were immediately cut to ribbons by their peers. If you're ill, you sleep more. That was it. A huge, obvious confounder, and they just
edit on 2-12-2012 by Bedlam because: (no reason given)