Does Japan get enough sleep? | The Japan Times

Main health effects of sleep deprivation (See ...

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This is an excellent read from the Japan Times. It reports that scientists confirm that sleep deprivation has a detrimental impact on physical and mental health.

Source: Does Japan get enough sleep? | The Japan Times

This quite lengthy article looks at case studies in Japan and international research evidence.

It seems that of the OECD countries, Japan and Korea get the least sleep on average and France tops the league for sleep.

The article cites evidence that sleep deprivation can be seriously harmful and too much sleep can be problematic just like too little.

Thoughts?

Opinion – Extra Sleep Linked With Stroke Risk – NYTimes.com – John Gelmini

 

Dr Alf has alighted on something which diabetes researchers have known for some time.

Sleep too much and you get fat and lethargic, with all the attendant risks of stroke, heart disease, diabetes and an early death.

Sleep for less than 6 or 7 hours consistently in a fully darkened room, the same will happen and you might also go mad because of the lack of dreams to rejuvenate the brain.

Those who lie in are either so rich, they can afford to be rampaging about in high-end nightclubs until 3.00AM, or are jobless benefit recipients who only need to get up to attend the dole office or watch yet another episode of Jeremy Kyle featuring various assorted forms of lowlife subjugating themselves on his program to scorn and righteous indignation for the amusement of those who are afflicted with what the Chinese call “ZingZailehuo”(Happy in calamity, joyous in disaster).

John Gelmini