Visiting the land of Nod…

For some unknown reasonzzzzz, 😉 articles about sleep deprivation zzzzzz have been popping up on my screen lately. Indeed, I’ve been reading about some rather scary stuff, such as the fact that if you don’t get enough sleep your brain will start eating itself (nope, I’m not kidding!). How about that for the freaky fact of the day???

This morning I came across another sleep-related article, titled “What’s another hour of lost sleep? For some, a hazard,” which I found so riveting, in a good sense this time (no super scary stuff, I mean!), that I decided to post about it. It’s a Harvard Gazette interview with Jeanne Duffy, an associate professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School and a sleep researcher at Brigham and Women’s Hospital.

Here’s the link:

Prof. Duffy gives us heaps of food for thought…or rather, one would hope, food for sleep! Hehe. 🙂 Here’s an excerpt, e.g.: “[…] getting inadequate sleep makes your immune system less efficient.” That sentence alone should make us want to visit the land of Nod… 🙂

Anyway, a highly recommended read, even for those who think they are getting enough sleep…

1 Comment

  1. I use an app called Sleep Cycle which monitors my sleep and gives me a score each morning. You can set it to monitor your movements or your breathing and it can even track snoring. It knows when you are in deep sleep and the alarm will adjust so that it only goes off, gently, when you are coming out of deep sleep. It can also wake you with increasing light. You can also add comments like “ate late” or “used computer” and see how these factors affect your sleep quality. It stores a lot of data so you can monitor your trends and compare them to your past readings and also to other people around the world. I have been using it for three years and think it is one of the things, along with curcumin (and now andrographis, thanks, Margaret) that has led to 15 years of good health post MM diagnosis!

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