I think that’s what Hamlet said. Or Shakespeare. Or one of those guys. Or something like that. But I am confused. I believe that sleep is very important for us with ADD or ADHD, but a New York Times article says that we don’t need a good night’s sleep. Well, specifically, it says that we do fine if we sleep a while, and then get up and work a while, and then go back to bed. ( I do that sometimes, but it always feels like a problem.) And it says that naps in the day are good. Well, I sometimes take a short nap when I’m sleepy, but usually wake up feeling sluggish and I think that it interferes with my sleep that night. There does seem to be a consensus that Americans are not getting enough sleep, and that this reduces our efficiency and increases accidents. And depression and poor sleep definitely feed each other.
So clearly, sleep is important, but once again, we are each different and need to find out what works for us, and then pay attention to it.
“rethinking sleep” NYT by D K Randall clik here
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