One of my goals for 2008: get more sleep each night.
It’s an obvious one, isn’t it? But I’m sure we are all guilty. I typically sleep about 6-6.5 hours a night.
My kids and Lauren get plenty of sleep thankfully.
I was reading this article called Snooze or Lose from the New York Magzine. Here’s the impact of 6 hours of sleep per night:
“The University of Pennsylvania’s David Dinges did an experiment shortening adults’ sleep to six hours a night. After two weeks, they reported they were doing okay. Yet on a battery of tests, they proved to be just as impaired as someone who has stayed awake for 24 hours straight.”
I’ve been up for 24 hours straight before. And I’m pretty useless after that. So this experiment “woke” me up. That’s for sure.