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.

Filed Under: all nighters, death, famous last words, overworked, short sleepers, sleep, sleepless elite
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    Ninja (profile), 9 Jan 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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