The secret connection between anxiety, sleep. You may have experienced sleepless nights when you were anxious, stressed or too excited. Such emotions are well-known to affect wakefulness and can even cause insomnia, though the underlying mechanisms in our brain have still been unclear. Scientists have spotted neurons that play crucial roles in connecting emotions and sleep, shedding light on the future discovery of drug targets for anxiety disorder and/or sleep disorders. Source 7f.
Indeed, that has often bugged me, on nights I particularly need long and restful sleep, my mind often refuses to do so.
You're not yourself when you're sleepy. More than a third of Americans don’t get enough sleep, and growing evidence suggests it’s not only taking a toll on their physical health through heart disease, diabetes, stroke, and/or other conditions, but hurting their mental health as well. Source 4m.
I'm not really sure why this is such groundbreaking news. My grandmother told me to get enough sleep or I wouldn't be sharp the next day. I guess now that a scientist confirmed this decades later it's better advice. Maybe if we all actually used some common sense, we wouldn't have to study things that we'd know with that common sense.
There are a lot of scientific discoveries that are just proving a lot of stuff our grandparents tried to tell us so many years ago. Gee you would think some people would have listened to their elders who know stuff *smile*.
[That is very funny], yeah… it took me a long time to realize how smart my parents and grandparents were. And with kids their intelligence has only gone up.
The ability to get a good night of sleep is lost on a lot of us as we get older and some of the things we have seen in our lives. I know I do not have to remember the bad times in life as I get reminded of them quite often. It is the good times that I try to remember so I can pass some of those joyous moments back to the kids and the grand kids. I always tell them to sleep at least eight hours when they can.
Yeah, I try and get a minimum of six hours of sleep and tell my kids no less than seven. That is especially important on school nights. When my girl is with me I enforce it.
We interrupt Sleep to share interesting fact from days of old:
Today is: 14th December (GMT), in history on the 14th of December, 1760 AD the following death happened:
Kacic Miosic: Croatian Poet (Razgovar Ugodni Naroda Slovinskoga)