Thursday, January 1, 2009

new great awakening

i came across this amazing article i can't wait to show my mother because it justifies all those mornings i woke up late!! lol

1. You may need more sleep than you think.
Research by Henry Ford Hospital Sleep Disorder Center found that people who slept eight hours and claimed they were "well rested" actually performed better and were more alert if they slept another two hours. That figures. Until the invention of the light bulb (darn you, Edison!), the average person slumbered 10 hours a night.

2. Night owls are more creative.
Artists, writers, and coders typically fire on all cylinders by crashing near dawn and awakening at the crack of noon. In one study, "evening people" almost universally slam-dunked a standardized creativity test. Their "early bird" brethren struggled for passing scores.

3. Rising early is stressful.
The stress hormone cortisol peaks in your blood at around 7 am. So if you get up then, you may experience tension. Grab some extra Zs. You'll wake up feeling less like Bert, more like Ernie.

OK, for all those who actually read the article, despite all the "scientific" stuff in there, i hope you enjoyed it! I thought it was really interesting, especially since i'm more of a late-night person if you haven't noticed by the times of my posts and comments lol. just a few comments...:
1. i once heard from someone that it's best to study right before you go to sleep because it stays better in your brain. i don't know if that has been scientifically proven, but i've heard it from a bunch of people (not that that means its true :)
2. when did "Zs" come to mean "sleep"... like in comic books, to show someone's sleeping...


NoFear said...

I believe in the 1960's Z's originated in comic strips as a way for the cartoonist to show someone as sleeping because it's similar to the sound someone makes when they snore.

Child Ish Behavior said...

Power to all of us shluffers. :)

tembow said...

Child ish: O YEAH! :D

How do you dream?

Which do you prefer?

What would you rather?

What's your favorite method of keeping in touch with friends?

Are you going to watch the Super Bowl today- and why?