Thank you to everyone for such an amazing response to my wife’s First Post yesterday. We are honestly a little overwhelmed by your kind comments – but it’s much appreciated and replies will be coming shortly.
Today’s topic, sleep deprivation, is sooooooo important (& recent posts by lyfwithem & assemblyofme might be related). We all know getting enough sleep (7-8 hours) is important, and lack of sleep can make emotional health problems worse: such as depression, anxiety or mania. If this isn’t enough reason to seriously look at your sleep schedule, then consider that lack of sleep can also increase risk of accidents, affects learning and memory, increased risk of heart disease and stroke, reduces libido, increased skin aging and weight gain and impairs judgement, according to excellent WebMD article.
In researching this topic, I discovered that sleep deprivation can actually reduce your sense of humor, so if you don’t find anything funny below, you may be seriously sleep deprived! Actually, the WebMD article emphasized that people who are sleep-deprived are “especially prone to poor judgment when it comes to assessing what lack of sleep is doing to them.” So hopefully, a little laugh will WAKE YOU UP from this obliviousness! 😛
“Laugh and the world laughs with you; snore, and you sleep alone!” Anthony Burgess
“Early to bed and early to rise probably indicates unskilled labor.” John Ciardi
“The bed is a bundle of paradoxes: we go to it with reluctance, yet we quit it with regret; we make up our minds every night to leave it early, but we make up our bodies every morning to keep it late.” Charles Caleb Colton
In the middle of the night, George was pacing back and forth in his room, unable to sleep. This woke his wife, who asked him why he couldn’t sleep. He replied, “You know that thousand dollars I borrowed from Bob next store? Well it’s due tomorrow, and I don’t have it, and I’m anxious and can’t sleep.” His wife said, “Honey, I have the solution.” She opened up the window and yelled to the house next store. “Bob, wake up.” A light went on in the house next store and Bob stuck his head out of his window. She continued, “You know that thousand dollars my husband owes you? Well he doesn’t have it!” Then she closed her window and turned to her husband. “There, now let him pace the floor and you go to sleep.
Source: newyorker.com & joyreactor.com