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Shorter sleep time = Longer life span


Every minute you spend oversleeping brings you closer to the grave.
You thought the opposite?
Hell, wrong. You know it’s wrong because it feels too good lying in bed doing nothing.
It’s too easy staying in bed and thinking it’s good for your health.
Sleeping too much (more than 7 hours per night ) is hazardous for your health.
Don’t do it. Please.
One of the many reference :
Studies show that people who sleep between 6.5 hr. and 7.5 hr. a night, as they report, live the longest. And people who sleep 8 hr. or more, or less than 6.5 hr., they don’t live quite as long. There is just as much risk associated with sleeping too long as with sleeping too short. The big surprise is that long sleep seems to start at 8 hr. Sleeping 8.5 hr. might really be a little worse than sleeping 5 hr.”

But look at the data yourself.

It is true that there is an initial price to pay to get used to fewer hours of sleep. You’ll be walking like a zombie for a while. You’ll a be a bit irritated. But you’ll get used to it.

You know it’s wrong to overcharge a battery.
But just realize how much more you can do, and you’d also live longer.
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4 Comments to "Shorter sleep time = Longer life span"

  1. Régis's Gravatar Régis
    August 18, 2009 - 4:22 am | Permalink

    I say this is *probably* bullshit. Isn't it that people who go to bed earlier have a job that is more hazardous to their health, e.g: factory workers? Is the professional activity taken into account in the correlation?

  2. Vinh's Gravatar Vinh
    August 19, 2009 - 2:02 am | Permalink

    As well there are studies linking sleeping time with obesity. You know, number crunching is a skill, and with the right data treatment you can rpove anything…

  3. Anonymous's Gravatar Anonymous
    September 22, 2009 - 2:58 pm | Permalink

    i think the data above is talking about life span vs sleeping time… go to bed earlier or professional people are not related to the topic.

  4. Vinh's Gravatar Vinh
    September 22, 2009 - 5:04 pm | Permalink


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