Wednesday, June 25, 2008
Sleep beckons. Also waves. Also makes threatening gestures and hops up and down until I notice. -- Neil Gaiman
I've gone through too many days on too little sleep; I'm through with doing that! Last night I went to sleep instead of staying up to write a blog post - I don't write well when I'm tired, anyway - and I woke up all full of energy this morning. It felt wonderful.
If you tend to fit more into your day by ignoring your need for sufficient sleep time, here are some readings to inspire you to make a change.
The More You Sleep, The Longer You Live. Sleep will also help you stick to a diet and have more productive workouts. Other benefits include "greater mental alertness, improved concentration, better mood - even lower risk of car accidents."
Lack of sleep linked to emotional imbalance. "It's no secret that the sleep-deprived are usually grumpy, miserable and not much fun to be around."
Here’s a quick, easy, free way to boost your happiness: get more SLEEP. "Studies show that people get accustomed to being sleep-deprived. At first, they notice the effect on their mood and alertness, but before long, they adjust to that state as normal. So even if you insist that you feel fine, if you got more sleep, you might feel a lot better."
Drowsy America. "For too many Americans, sleep has become a luxury that can be sacrificed or a nuisance that must be endured."
[Nightshirt from Bas Bleu]