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(Yahoo)   The latest thing that is considered hazardous and will kill us all: Eight hours of sleep   (yahoo.com) divider line 28
    More: Unlikely, National Sleep Foundation, Duke University Medical Center  
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2014-07-23 12:42:13 AM
8 votes:
Maybe there's higher mortality and morbidity in the 8+ range because sick people are more tired.

Have you thought about that, Center for Dimwitted Conjectures?
2014-07-23 05:54:28 AM
3 votes:
I absolutely cannot stand correlation "studies," especially ones that require disclaimers like this in the articles describing them:  Still, doctors caution against scaring folks away from sleeping longer, pointing out that self-reported sleeping patterns from the various studies could be inaccurate, and that, depending on factors including age, state of health and genetics, optimal sleep time can vary with each individual.
2014-07-23 02:06:50 AM
3 votes:
CEOs, politicians and other high achievers (we're looking at you, Hillary Clinton)

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2014-07-23 07:59:30 AM
2 votes:
FTA:
1.1 million people who participated in a cancer study
sleep activity of about 450 elderly women
self-reported
... about 160,000 users of cognitive-training website Lumosity


Well, that explains the findings: all of your cited research was done with biased samples. You shouldn't apply it to real-world situations.

Farking journalists.
2014-07-23 07:41:56 AM
2 votes:
CEOs, politicians and other high achievers (we're looking at you, Hillary Clinton) may only need an insane three to five hours of sleep a night

That explains a great deal about their decisions.
2014-07-23 06:21:14 AM
2 votes:
CEOs, politicians and other high achievers

Least I can sleep at night.
2014-07-23 12:33:14 PM
1 votes:

The Irresponsible Captain: Yah? Well fark the author on a sleepless night.

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This.

Back in middle school and high school, I consistently would only get 2-4 hours of sleep a night, usually due the massive pile of  Busywork Homework. I practically burned myself out. Nothing worse than teachers who think that their's is the only class in the world. After graduation, I vowed to not do that crap again. Now, I feel like crap if I only get 6 hours sleep though I try for 7-8 hours a night. At least I don't need to be a caffeine addict like most of the people in the office.

/Still wish I had more free time, but sleep is a precious commodity.
//Now, if only we could get a campaign for the standardization of a six hour day...and minimum vacation time.
2014-07-23 10:57:06 AM
1 votes:
Here's how I do it:

1. I go to sleep when I'm tired.
2. I wake up when my body decides I'm not tired anymore.

I have to use an alarm once per week, usually. Other than that, I just sleep until I wake up naturally. It seems to work out for me. I'm happy. I'm (mostly) healthy. I'm not stressed out and on my way to a heart attack like all those 4-hours-per-night A-type personalities.

/Your job may not support my sleep program.
//Mine does. I love it.
2014-07-23 10:56:20 AM
1 votes:

BinderWoman: What about naps?


I farking love naps!  I go to sleep around eleven and wake up at about five.  Take a nap after lunch just about every day.  My friends/family tease me about it and say I'm too young to be doing this, but fark them, I love it.  It helps that I work at home.
2014-07-23 09:45:37 AM
1 votes:
I have always been an 8+ hour person, no matter what. Anything less than 8 and my brain would not function well all day. When i was at my most fit, I was sleeping 8-9 hours a night and regularly woke up at 5:30 with or without an alarm so I could work out before work. When I was ill with what turned out to be anemia and T2 diabetes, I was sleeping closer to 10 hours a night and needed an alarm to wake up.

BTW: my family have all been long sleepers and my grandparents average age at death was 91 (one grandfather threw off the average by drinking himself to death at 78) and my great grandparents' average was 86. My father died at 79 but Mom is still going strong at 94.
2014-07-23 09:20:13 AM
1 votes:

hubiestubert: I generally run my best on 5-6 hours. I broke habit, and stayed up last weekend on a marathon reading session to finish a damn book, and was up until 6am or so, and wound up sleeping until nearly 7:45pm, and given the extended sunlight, didn't realize how late it was until I checked the clock after getting some coffee. I went to bed again at my usual 1am or so, and was up by 6am the next day.

I sleep as long as my body deems fit. Sometimes it's longer, sometimes it's less. There's enough to do that if I do wake up, it's not some mass tragedy that I "lost" time somewhere. And if I sleep in, that's not exactly a terrible thing either--though at this point, 7am is considered "sleeping in"...


Stop being so reasonable; there's fear to be mongered
2014-07-23 08:30:15 AM
1 votes:
Hey, everyone, are you ready for another round of "Fun With Antecedent Variables!"?
2014-07-23 08:29:16 AM
1 votes:
www.thescoopng.com
2014-07-23 08:26:58 AM
1 votes:
I did my own indepnedent study, and have scientifically determined that in 100% of cases, living causes death.  Conduct yourselves accordingly, time is of the essence.
2014-07-23 08:15:34 AM
1 votes:

Carthax: mike_d85: FTFA: "Daniel F. Kripke, an emeritus professor of psychiatry at the University of California San Diego"

I taught Kwipky was a physicist.

Is Daniel F. Kripke Mike's brother?

/obscure?


Krup you.
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2014-07-23 07:34:30 AM
1 votes:

SuburbanSound: Wife had a baby two weeks ago. Thanks for saving our lives, baby!

/would punch all those CEO's, politicians and other high achievers for 5 hours of sleep.


Hang in there. Things usually start getting more sensible around 12 weeks. It'll feel like an age, but you'll get there...

/ in about 10 weeks
// I was told there would be no math.
2014-07-23 07:15:39 AM
1 votes:
I'm fed up with the people who "only sleep [some number way under 8] hours a night and feel great!" types.

They are like vegans.
Or gluten-free people.
Or people who don't own TVs.


Think the new person you just meet might [be vegan]|[be gluten-free]|[not own a TV]|[only sleep 3 hours a night and feel great]?  Don't worry, you'll know in 5 minutes.
2014-07-23 06:52:37 AM
1 votes:
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2014-07-23 06:49:21 AM
1 votes:
imageshack.com

 Um, 7 to 8 hours of sleep and then another 4 hours after breakfast.
2014-07-23 06:42:24 AM
1 votes:
Is the cart moving forward? You might have horse pushing it from behind!

Oh journalists, why so stupid?

And this isn't the only news source that gets this backwards. The sleep doctors I work for have repeatedly said "If you're sleeping more than 7 hours, chances are you have a sleep disorder, which is linked to health problems. Then the news outlets say "SLEEPING TOO LONG KILLS YOU!"
2014-07-23 06:33:35 AM
1 votes:

mike_d85: My night terrors are HEALTHY.

/not really


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2014-07-23 06:31:08 AM
1 votes:

Slaxl: What I want to know is why I can go to bed at midnight and wake up at 7:30am for work and be exhaustedly tired, but on the weekend I'll go to bed at 1-2am and wake up at 7:30am and be as fresh as a daisy!


I'm guessing an alarm goes off on the weekdays?
You probably disrupt your REM cycle on the weekdays and on the weekends just wake up out of habit at a low point in your sleep cycle.

Do you remember a lot of dreams 1st thing? It's a sign you were in deep sleep when you woke up.
2014-07-23 06:26:03 AM
1 votes:
What I want to know is why I can go to bed at midnight and wake up at 7:30am for work and be exhaustedly tired, but on the weekend I'll go to bed at 1-2am and wake up at 7:30am and be as fresh as a daisy!
2014-07-23 06:19:18 AM
1 votes:
FTFA: "Daniel F. Kripke, an emeritus professor of psychiatry at the University of California San Diego"

I taught Kwipky was a physicist.
2014-07-23 04:01:09 AM
1 votes:
Sleep is for the weak
2014-07-23 01:00:29 AM
1 votes:
I generally run my best on 5-6 hours. I broke habit, and stayed up last weekend on a marathon reading session to finish a damn book, and was up until 6am or so, and wound up sleeping until nearly 7:45pm, and given the extended sunlight, didn't realize how late it was until I checked the clock after getting some coffee. I went to bed again at my usual 1am or so, and was up by 6am the next day.

I sleep as long as my body deems fit. Sometimes it's longer, sometimes it's less. There's enough to do that if I do wake up, it's not some mass tragedy that I "lost" time somewhere. And if I sleep in, that's not exactly a terrible thing either--though at this point, 7am is considered "sleeping in"...
2014-07-23 12:37:01 AM
1 votes:
Thanks, news media. Let me know when three balanced meals a day and regular exercise cause AIDS.
2014-07-23 12:08:41 AM
1 votes:
I would kill to get even 6 hours of sleep nightly. Damned lucky if I get 4 hours. :/
 
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