Archive for October, 2006
It is important to get enough sleep! Lack of sufficient sleep can lead to reduced memory, focus, concentration and reaction time
According to this article “About 40 percent of Americans say they get fewer than seven hours of sleep on weekdays, and most — 71 percent — get fewer than eight hours of sleep, according to a 2005 survey by the National Sleep Foundation”
Eve Van Cauter, a professor of medicine at the University of Chicago, published a study in 1999, that involved 11 healthy young males sleeping only four hours a day; after 6 days the subjects where in a pre-diabetic state.
So, make sure you get enough sleep! Go to bed early If you need to wake up early.
Breaking old habits (like oversleeping) can be very difficult, so don’t go at it alone. Find a group of people with a similar goal and support each other’s attempts to achieve a common goal. 43 Things, a website that allows you to share your goals with others, seek their support and offer yours, has a number of sleep related goals already listed:
- Stop oversleeping
- Sleep normal hours
- Wake up earlier
- Wake up early
- Wake up on time
- Go to bed earlier
If you want to stop oversleeping and wake up earlier, we always recommend Snoozester wake up calls. :)
Want to help a friend or loved one stop oversleeping and wake up earlier? Buy them a Snoozester gift certificate.
Here are a few more sleep related resources that we hope you’ll find useful:
- WebMD’s Sleep Disorders Blog - This blog from one of the leading health and wellness portals is maintained by Michael Breus PHD, ABSM, a diplomate of the American Board of Sleep Medicine. Dr. Breus is also the cofounder of the next site on this list.
- Sound Sleep – A very informative site featuring books, articles and interactive sleep evaluations to help you develop personalized “sleep action plans.”
- Sleep Doctor Blog – Another sleep related blog. Not updated quite as often, but the blog does have some great, in-depth content.