Monday, 30 March 2009

Quick hit: Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

The Herald yesterday reported that women are suffering an "exhaustion epidemic":

Director of the Sleep/Wake Research Centre at Massey University, Professor Philippa Gander, said the expectation of working long hours is detrimental to our health.

"We talk about it as being an epidemic because it's dangerous and many, many people suffer from various sleep issues.

"Women will often work two jobs or work nights, which is where you are more likely to make an error because your body is less functional and sleeping through the day is harder because you are working against your normal body clock."

Bartle said those who found they only had two or three hours of sleep a night should try to take a nap during the day or catch up on "sleep debt" on the weekends.

"Our lifestyle does need to change and you need to make the time to sleep," he said.

Click through for the whole article.

Excuse me, I need to go nap.

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