DailyDirt: Sleep Is Important.

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Maybe you've met a few people who seem to be able to function completely normally on just 4 hours of sleep a night. Those people, sometimes called the 'sleepless elite' who make up about 1-3% of the population, may have a genetic inclination towards not requiring as much sleep as the rest of us. Short sleepers can get away without 8 hours of sleep a night, but most people can't. Here are just a few links on the importance of sleep. If you'd like to read more awesome and interesting stuff, check out this unrelated (but not entirely random!) Techdirt post via StumbleUpon.


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    Anonymous Coward, Jan 8th, 2014 @ 5:12pm

    I just read this thinking i have to be up in 4 hours.

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Jan 8th, 2014 @ 5:15pm

    72 hours of work, as an unpaid intern? Then they died!? Welcome to the new American workforce.

    Personally, I can't function correctly if I don't get my mandatory 16 hours of sleep a day.

     

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    Chilly8, Jan 8th, 2014 @ 5:19pm

    I got by in high school with only 5 3/4 hours sleep a night in senior year. That is becuase the teacher made us watch the McNeil Leherer newshour, which did not come on until 11PM.

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Jan 8th, 2014 @ 5:39pm

    I would have read more but guess i have no option but to go to bed now night.

    BBC Future (international version)

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    If you are looking for health, technology, science and environment news in the UK, please visit:

     

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    silverscarcat (profile), Jan 8th, 2014 @ 5:41pm

    Re:

    Didn't you have a VCR or DVR?

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Jan 8th, 2014 @ 6:07pm

    So... Tired... But... Must... Comment...

     

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    madasahatter (profile), Jan 8th, 2014 @ 9:53pm

    Sleep

     

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    madasahatter (profile), Jan 8th, 2014 @ 9:54pm

    Sleep

    PHB "Who needs stinking sleep!!!"

     

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    Chlly8, Jan 8th, 2014 @ 10:12pm

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    Sign up for a VPN outside the UK and access the content. Problem Solved.

     

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    Ninja (profile), Jan 9th, 2014 @ 2:25am

    I admit I sleep less than I would like. The issue is we work too much and enjoy life too little. In my need to enjoy some entertainment (be it a movie, reading, playing games etc) I end up going to sleep late and being sleep deprived. Question is, how much would you actually work if you were growing your own food and tending to your home in the days when electricity was but a natural phenomena? I'd guess this would be fairly limited by sunlight. There are also tales that people would sleep in two stages (which is biologically natural) and wake up at dawn to talk, have sex or do other activities for 1-2 hours.

    I do have faith we'll evolve and will stop seeing cases like the persons that died from overworking.

     

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    That One Guy (profile), Jan 9th, 2014 @ 4:29am

    'Sleep'? What is this 'sleep' thing you speak of?

     

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    james howard, Mar 20th, 2014 @ 1:18am

    Anabolic steroids

    Proper sleep improve the efficiency of our work.There is a lot of research on sleep management and performance.In this regard it is an appealing blog.
    Propiobolic Injection

     

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