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.
- Can you train yourself to get by on less sleep than you usually get? Nope. It’s probably dangerous, too. Severe lack of sleep can lead to a range of health problems, and even if you were successful, you might shorten your lifespan doing so (thereby negating the benefits of being awake longer). [url]
- Don’t brag about working 30 hours straight — get some sleep! You don’t want your last words to be like Mita Diran’s last tweet. [url]
- Moritz Erhardt allegedly worked for 72 hours without sleep as a Bank of America intern, and reportedly died from overwork. Erhardt had epilepsy and technically died from that, but seizures can be triggered by a lack of sleep. [url]
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