Last summer Stefano bought Fitbits for us, and, to our surprise, we discovered that we weren’t sleeping as much or as deeply as we thought. I always used to maintain that as soon as my head hit the pillow, I’d fall into a deep coma. I thought I was getting plenty of sleep.
Well, the Fitbit told me otherwise. And who knows how long this had been going on (still is, probably)…Eeeek!
Why am I mentioning this today? Because, thanks to a Facebook friend (and blog reader, too), I just finished reading a very interesting NPR report on the importance of sleep…of “naturalistic” sleep. Here’s the link: goo.gl/FjCSsg
I thought I’d share it with you, mainly because, as the author points out (my highlight), “…lack of sleep — defined as six hours or fewer — can have serious consequences. Sleep deficiency is associated with problems in concentration, memory and the immune system, and may even shorten life span.”
Well, I’m going to follow some of the “how to sleep better” suggestions listed in this article, for sure…
What do you think? Do you get enough sleep? 🙂
Great article Margaret. I’ve always been a night owl.
Will also look at sleeping better suggestions