Why we can relax about sleep

Friday, October 17, 2008

Feeling tired on your drive to work this morning? Frustrated by your early morning and late nights? A new study on sleep says even though you feel like you’re chronically sleep deprived, you might be getting more sleep than you think. Jim Horne of Loughborough University tells John and Adaora why we might be getting exactly as much sleep as we need.
Guest: Professor Jim Horne of the Sleep Research Centre, Loughborough University, and author of "Sleepfaring: A Journey Through The Science Of Sleep"

Contributors:

Kent DePinto

Comments [5]

Bill Coughlin

Some great information...Thanks

Oct. 21 2008 09:00 AM
Miss Antropy

" When I am not sleeping well, I make more effort to avoid caffeine, limit my time on the computer,eat a vegetable based healthy diet, exercise, do yoga,make an extra effort to take public transportation, and should I have to get behind the wheel, I drive with "concentrated intention". Which means I allow extra time, stick in the right lane of the Interstate, and focus on driving safely. I know I must go with the flow and not get upset with aggressive drivers that are talking on cell phones, or weaving in and out of lanes.

Oct. 19 2008 07:46 AM
smulloni

I've been taking it for years, and except for the glassy, dazed look, I'm totally unharmed.

Oct. 18 2008 11:39 AM
Jen Z.

John - take the train from Boston to New York!! Sleep + get where you are going. Be careful out there. If you get tired on the road, sing.

Oct. 17 2008 08:32 AM
Eamonn Coleman


I use Melatonin (3mg, hour before bed), which definitely helps me sleep more soundly. I wonder if it has any long-term harmful side-effects though?

Oct. 17 2008 07:39 AM

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