The Reality of Sleeping

I was reading through one of my issues of Wired Magazine and read an article called “Three Smart Things about Sleeping Late.” If you know me, you’ll have no surprise at why I’d be interested in this. They listed three benefits to staying up late and sleeping in. So, if you are a crazy morning person (aren’t all morning people crazy?) then spend some time processing through the following realities that Daniel Dumas points out in the magazine…
  1. You may need more sleep than you think. (Research by Henry Ford Hospital Sleep Disorders Center found that people who slept eight hours and then claimed they were “well rested” actually performed better and were more alert if they slept another two hours. Until the invention of the lightbulb the average person slumbered 10 hours a night.)
  2. Night owls are more creative. (Artists, writers, and coders typically fire on all cylinders by crashing near dawn and awakening at the crack of noon. In one study, “evening people” almost universally slam-dunked a standardized creativity test. Their early-bird-brethren struggled for passing scores.)
  3. Rising early is stressful. (The stress hormone cortisol peaks in your blood around 7 a.m. So if you get up then, you may experience tension.)

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