Sunday, September 2, 2012
Do You Get 1/3
Did you know humans are designed to spend a third of their lives sleeping—on a regular basis? That is a "yes" according to performance-therapist and medical researcher Robert Rudelic. Sleep deprivation can lead to a laundry list of short-term and long-term effects. In the short-term, the individual may experience irritability, quick temper, edginess, pessimism, negative attitude, lack of focus, poor eating choices, and a higher risk of getting sick or of getting into an accident. Long-term effects (over the course of a few months to a year or longer) may be as severe as type 2 diabetes, certain types of cancer, obesity, heart disease, depression, anxiety, stroke, gastrointestinal problems, and even premature death.