9.10 - Sleep Deprivation Crisis-1st sleepiest nation in the...

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9/10/07 Sleep Deprivation Crisis -1 st sleepiest nation in the country -71% do not get 8 hrs/night -Most people are moderately to severely sleep deprived *Actiwatch study -put accelerometers on peoples arms -people average 6.1 hours/night vs 7.5 that they believe -75% of people experience sleep problems each week. -42 mil prescriptions -20% of people adults are shift workers -50% fall asleep on the job each week Sleepiness diminishes: -your concentration -the amount of work you accomplish -quality of your work *sleep deprivation cost 66 bil. last year Sleep determines our waking success -Mood, alertness, energy, thinking performance, productivity, athletic ability, safety, general health, and longevity -no sleep makes you clumsy, stupid, unhealthy, and shortens your life -1/3 of your life should be left for sleep Lack of education in schools and medical training -47% of doctors think the brain shuts down when it sleeps - the sleeping brain is highly active *regulates immune, hormone, and endocrine functions
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