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10/09/2005 02:59 PM ID: 50606 Permalink   

Lack of Sleep is Bad for Your Health

 

Scientific evidence suggests that too little or erratic sleep can be detrimental to a person's overall health. Lack of proper sleep increases the risk for a variety of illnesses, including cancer, heart disease, diabetes and obesity.

"We're shifting to a 24-hour-a-day, seven-day-a-week society, and as a result we're increasingly not sleeping like we used to," said a researcher. "We're really only now starting to understand how that is affecting health, ......"

"We have in our society this idea that you can just get by without sleep or manipulate when you sleep without any consequences," said the president of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine. "What we're finding is that's just not true."

 
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  11 Comments
  
  This is tired news (pun intended).  
 
I can't believe that they think people don't know this... I guess the Academy of Sleepers needs to put out this kind of press-release every so often to make themselves feel better.
 
  by: theironboard     10/09/2005 03:20 PM     
  Yep  
 
I agree this is way old news. There is pretty much a 'study' being done in Japan where businessmen forgo sleep so much that they end up dying in their 40s. It is a very common occurance over there.
 
  by: treyjazz   10/09/2005 03:48 PM     
  @treyjazz  
 
The Japanese businessmen maybe unhealthy but look how much money they make!
 
  by: DesertRebel   10/09/2005 04:43 PM     
  are you talking to me??  
 
LOL
 
  by: juleslady     10/09/2005 11:46 PM     
  @desertrebel  
 
I'm sure their children will be delighted with the inheritance. What good is money if you die before you can spend any?
 
  by: ixuzus     10/09/2005 11:48 PM     
  ugh this makes sense  
 
At the moment I'm getting around 5 hours of sleep a night, probably since February... since then I've also put weight on... lost the abs in July :(
 
  by: koultunami     10/10/2005 02:57 AM     
  ... I think  
 
The reason people are becoming obese due to the lack of sleep is because you can goto sleep while you are hungry. Wake up, and not feel the same need to eat, even after sleeping for a number of hours.
However if you stayed away, you would never make it the same time without eating - you would be in pain and give in...
 
  by: neester   10/10/2005 04:54 AM     
  ...  
 
Smoking is bad for one's health, drugs are bad, over-working is bad, smog is bad, stress is bad, and now NOT getting enough sleep is very bad.

So all you drinkers, smokers, and tokers you might increase your lifespan if you get a few extra hours in per night...that'll justify everything else I guess.

 
  by: morph   10/10/2005 09:51 AM     
  broken source link  
 
Is the source already expired for this one?
 
  by: qr7z   10/12/2005 01:23 PM     
  Changed the link.  
 
The original had expired.
 
  by: lurker     11/19/2005 04:34 AM     
  @morph  
 
I think drinkers get their fair share of sleep, really.
 
  by: Dayron   11/19/2005 05:27 AM     
 
 
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