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Saturday, December 24, 2011

Sleep

  Everyone knows sleep is a priority for any successful person. In order to get anything done well it is essential to be well rested.

  You know how cranky you can be if you haven’ had enough sleep; or how flying to a different time zone messes with your head; or how you are unable to recover from life’s accumulated stresses because you can’t sleep. Using sleep aids may seem like a good solution. But taking sleeping pills only takes care of the immediate desire to sleep. Drugs can actually be very counterproductive because they interfere with normal sleep and dream cycles. They tend to induce deeper sleep (the theta level). But bypassing the natural descent from beta (waking) to the alpha phase (relaxed yet alert, gradually slowing into light sleep) can have serious consequences such as diminished recall, irritability, confusion and even mild hallucinations. ...read more

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