Nefarious NapStealers and the Importance of Sleep

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According to a study at Harvard University in 2006,  because of the increase in people sleeping less than six hours per night, 75% of Americans experience sleep problems, if not full-blown nefarious sleep disorders. Normally, one shouldn’t be extremely worried about intermittent insomnia, which can occur for many various environmental factors. The real napstealer has to be chronic sleep loss, which causes all kinds of  health problems like weight gain, hypertension, and a weakened immune system. Therefore, people who don’t get enough sleep are not only sleepy, but can be fat, sick and irritable, as well.

The Harvard study created six recommendations to help avoid the influence of nefarious napstealers.

  1. Memory / Learning: Sleep allows the brain to assimilate new information to permanent storage via a process called memory consolidation. It has been proven in many studies that people who sleep after learning, perform better because the brain has finished processing that information.
  2. Weight and Metabolism: Ongoing sleep deprivation can result in unexplained weight gain because a person who is sleep deprived because of nefarious napstealers will experience an altered level of appetite-inducing hormones, as well as affecting the way the body uses and stores food, specifically carbohydrates.
  3. Security: Sleep deprivation accumulates, building up a sleep debt that causes people to uncontrollably fall asleep, even during the day. Falling asleep in certain situations, such as while at work in the medical field or other life and death occupations can have disastrous results.
  4. General Outlook: People who haven’t had enough sleep can be moody, impatient, irritable and lack the ability to concentrate, as well as not having the energy to participate in activities that they consider fun and important, generating an endless cycle of emotions.
  5. Heart Problems: Extreme sleep disorders can cause high blood pressure, increased stress hormone levels, and irregular heartbeat.
  6. Sickness: Sleep deprivation decreases the function of the immune system, which means the body can’t fight off infection, viruses and other sources of disease. Adequate sleep can help a person to overcome sickness more quickley.

 

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Comments

  1. He may have a hyperactive brain, does he suffer from any sleep loss. Either that or human contact is not his (accent aigu on the e)
    Just for effect.
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    Oh DW you be a English Master, why do the words affect and effect have obscure meanings that can be used interchangibly with the other word. For instance, “I believe our foreign policy effects the situation” I linked the page that first threw up a flag on this issue. It is a safe clicky as always.

  2. Thanks for this insightful post. I read it with much interest.
    You are quite right to say that writing down your goals is Where do you get the figure of 3 percent writing out their goals? It sounds like the infamous Yale or Harvard study. This study was a myth and it discredits coaching and we coaches each time it is quoted, which is a great shame because the message of goal setting is – too to become the victim of an urban myth.

  3. Redxkisses says:

    Every evening I convince myself I don’t need to do laundry, and every morning when I wake up I find I was lying to myself…endless cycle

  4. takammonds techsler says:

    This flattering and tee declares to the world either your general outlook or your complete willingness to hotfoot your way to the nearest landmark in impromptu competition. You choose!

  5. XantheMatychak (@xanthm) says:

    Certainly not an Austrian perspective, Prof. McGahan even left her “Chicago” roots behind when she graduated (three times) from Harvard: PhD, Harvard University; MA, Harvard University; MBA, Harvard University; BA, University.

    One response might come from the “Amen” speech in Other Money because what she offered was not a business plan, but a prayer.

    I agree with her 100% that ethics should be integral to every course, because in terms of consequential human action, every choice is a moral choice by definition. (But for the many wonderful alternatives among flavors of ice cream, the phrase “moral choice” would be redundant.) She offered no examples of how to achieve that across a curriculum in business management.

    Much of what she said might sound nice, but even if you agreed with the goals, where do the resources come from, if not from the very investor profits she begs to abandon?

  6. Emsock,

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    Speaking of said Universally Recognized Gesture, considered it given you.

  7. Clare Witmer says:

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  8. ducherer says:

    Hi doctor, I am so glad I got the to know this website of yours. so informative… I love it. I have learned a lot even though this is my first time to open this website. I was amazed because earlier today me and my colleagues were talking about lack of sleep, over-eating and not doing any exercise. You see, I always sleep late even though there are no works oe deadlines to be done, I just sleep early. And most of the time, I only have 5-6 hours of sleep. At least now I know, still a way to counter the effects of chronic sleep loss.

  9. gri zellashing says:

    Pretty much all week I’ve woken 10 mins before my alarm. I guess that means I’m no longer sleep deprived like i used to be in my last job.

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  12. Yeah, well this is a nightmare situation that all medics are afraid of and that fear can often affect quality of care. Then everyone loses. From my experience, I am very suspect of any accusations that come from a patient with an altered level of conciousness, who comes with an accusation days after the event. Especially when the standard of care for a fall with loss of conciousness could easily explain everything. If he did it, fry him. But as a he said/she said case, I seriously doubt it will go anywhere.

  13. I often say this, This is WHY we have some thing called an Immune System, what is the Immune System supposed to do? why fight they very germs wthis doctor speaks of, what the heck is the use of having an Immune System if we going to allow it to do JOB?going bare foot helps keep our immune system strong. thats WHY we bare footers get sick that often.

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  17. askiah keisteverg says:

    Those “shared computer workspace” scenarios seem icky….

    Two more practical ways to increase the odds: adequate sleep, and keeping nasal passages moist. The former keeps the immune system humming as best it can. The latter, whether through saline nasal spray or a facemask for moister air intake, and help make a more daunting environment for droplets to set up shop.

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  20. munds machar says:

    pzizz sounds like it only has a placebo been known for a very long time that quick/power naps for 15-20min. improves the body fxn, rxn, etc. i think you really need the pzizz to do the trick the just soft, quiet, relaxing music?). though, i tried this myself, so be judgmental about it..-sherman

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  27. Sheila Tehrani says:

    Definiteley! When sleep deprived it dulls everything, not just you but the way you see the world too. I am a totally different person when sleep deprived. I just read an about the “weight of blankets” thing yesterday. tweet it to you. Have you thought of using weighty blankets that are not warm? Like an open weave crochet blanket? I swear by proper hydration though. Almost any issue had has been solved by proper hydration. Seriously. Lol.

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  34. Hi Ruth,
    It was so wonderful reading your note, and so happy that you are continuing to get stronger! Keep doing your daily homework…power naps are also great too!
    I think about you constantly, and pray for your speedy recovery daily.
    G-d Bless and keep your amazing positive attitude going.
    I wish you and Stan, and your entire family a Healthy and Happy New Year. May the New Year bring you peace and joy.
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  35. Schnookie says:

    And I just finished processing the hot peppers from our garden and farm share. I had to take off the stems, seed them, roughly chop them, pulse them in the food processor, then bag them all up. I ended up with three of minced hot peppers. And even with rubber gloves, my hands are KILLING me. It burns! IT BURNS! I think going to be a game-time decision for our game diary tonight. (I say, typing this comment. Hm. I should take some lessons from Paulie on how to convincingly and conveniently get injured at times… :P)

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  40. It does, and sad that we involve ourselves more in the established homeschooling groups out there. So many of them differ not only in educational leanings, but just in general outlook that impossible to fit in – and from my experience with local groups – want to?!

    I FULLY your own group… work, but it if you can find even a few like minded peeps to hang with.
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  42. Oh man, do I feel for you. The kidlet has never been a great sleeper, and just now at seven has to regularly sleep through the night in his own bed. few things worse than ongoing sleep deprivation.

  43. KinkyButterCup says:

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  44. veeth cardi says:

    insomnia. I suffer greatly from it. If I fell asleep now I’ll be up at 6am cleaning my windows or something. Power naps FTW 😉

  45. rohining dms says:

    Why is it those pictures have to be on display? I mean…mom, seriously. The time you gave me a haircut and that one year i thought bubblewrap was a cool accessory…they really can go into “permanent storage” (aka the trashcan)

    oh, and things will get better…though right now all doom & gloom. I blame the media cause probably not as bad as making it out to be…

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  49. lodo whitman says:

    I recently found out that before the age of two I was medicated for insomnia. It kind of pisses me off that I was, as I was younger than the age of two, and children can be hyperactive with really disturbed sleep as toddlers.

    So I wonder if my issues are initially triggered by having been given strong medications at a very early age.

    I developed major psychological problems in my teens. Was diagnosed Bipolar at 22, and then I have been given a bunch of different diagnosis since then, and now I have stopped bothering with the doctors.

    I get intermittent insomnia, and seemed to have had the worst of it when I was in my early 20's.

  50. I am not too knowledgeable on the night elves, but all seems generally right in your

    Sure like with anything, there are specifics here & there that may be lost. But the purpose of this, like all the entries here; is to give a general outlook on a topic. And in that sense, this is very good at giving people a general idea of the society, those in power and why & how it all meshes together.

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  52. May be sleep deprived to the point of being a zombie panda but I was still able to pull a number from this chick in drive thru today. Go me!

  53. K, I imagine the sleep loss is a big of the blah. Getting through the day is tough even in good circumstances but the sleep loss (and whatever is behind it) makes it more difficult.

    I hope the clinic is helpful. without therapy as well as without meds at the moment, right? I hope one or the other can be arranged if it would be helpful.

  54. We have hope but that hope is running out.

    According to you…

    5 years from now will be better off than now ? (Y/N)

    ..in terms of general outlook.

    You will of course ask for whom to which my only reply is the vague term “the middle class” 🙂

    The rich never needed to care either way, but the poor benefitted indirectly if not more.

    would be good to know where in India you post from, in bangalore

  55. @KD ,
    well .. thats a risk I am willing to take 🙂
    about jayaram .. well .. lets leave him out of this bumps stuff .. 😀

    friend ,
    Infi .. haan ??
    I know I had friends in Infi who cared so much .. 🙂

    ,
    I heard about SIGcig .. when is the bangalore chapter coming ?? 🙂

    ,
    this time there is no beach .. and even if I lost a phone or two .. hardly matters .. all it 🙂

    ,
    Longer life .. whats the use .. a happier life better than a longer life ?? 🙂

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    proud of you for exercising so regularly! fantastic.I bet you get that badge soon. been reading about a few others (men too) having trouble with unexplained weight gain. not much but still frustrating. I wonder if the change of seasons has anything to do with it? Maybe something to do with our natural body rhythms? Ya never know.Keep up the good work!

  62. 2x tylenol pm & a packet of dubiously old powdered soy milk i pulled out of storage. YEP this should solve my sleep debt problem.

  63. Yeah, Lerman has a tendency to tie himself in knots to sound intellectual — and “Straw Lerman” captures this wonderfully. But, Israelinurse, not sure that we should deplore that Lerman offer any “clarification” for his view that the Holocaust shapes Jewish identity too much… given his general outlook, not hard to imagine what he would come up with.

  64. keese bask says:

    I thought some more and came up with these:

    1- osteoporosis or hashashat el3etham… it is not true that it only effect elderly women … thanx to our new lifestyle young girls are suffering from it too

    2- A lot of elderly q8y women get knee problems… i would love to grow up without having to suffer my self but im not sure how and what to do

    3- Thyroid illnesses themselves… one such indicator is unexplained weight gain which can be attributed to thyroid… not cancerous ones but plain old thyroid hypo o hyper thingies im not sure which is which

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  66. sceptical about this method of learning, even though it has been said that there has been research taken out that “proves” that listening to learning material while sleeping is an effective method, I still think I buy into the idea. It seems too much like hypnosis (which is something else sceptical about). I agree that instead of actually learning while sleeping, a good sleep is good for consolidation of memory. As it can be seen that memory consolidation continues during sleep, but then leads to the additional effect of memory enhancement. Thus, our brain performs better after an afternoon nap and much better after a full night of sleep (Stickgold, 2005)

  67. Was dwelling on the fact that I’ll FINALLY make up for this week’s sleep loss today, when i realized, I still have more work to do.

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  71. erwinkers says:

    I listened to the broadcast you gave me from Shane Claiborne, and he really is something to study – a cause of sleep loss! I got a lot out of what he had to say. “Being a Christian is about choosing Jesus and deciding to do something incredibly daring with your life.” This is so true – being a Christian just about choosing Jesus, but making that conscious decision to follow Him with everything you have – which is a radical/daring step to take.

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    Objectivism says that it is based on objective reality, and will therefore lead to people leading longer lives. Therefore the average of a longer life is proof that you are dealing with reality in a good way, a way that works.
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  73. Osmanli,

    I am not familiar offhand with hypothyroidism, though if it indeed causes weight gain then this lends to Gary idea that hormones play a significant role in weight gain and obesity; and not merely willpower when it comes to eating more or less. Do you know what the typical treatment is for hypothyroidism, or how it works to stop weight gain as well?

    Thanks.
    Doug

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  75. ariesbudo says:

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    The other at the Hombu, Sensei displayed a copy of the book full of pictures and texts by Sensei. As Doug put it, the general outlook of the book is the best published so far.

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  102. Quadelle says:

    Ouch. rough.

    Looking for the positives here: her husband is or so it sounds. I hope he is aware of her feelings and is ready to her after the and help her work through her feelings. He needs to be ready to take over meals, housework, and child care for a little while so that she can rest and recover.

    I know why anyone would say that it will all be better when the baby gets here. when we are the most overwhelmed and exhausted, especially with other children to care for. a lot of pressure to place on someone.

    never been in this situation, or had PPD, but I would think that having a lot of people to help make sure she gets adequate sleep, regular meals, and someone to watch her other children for the first few weeks might help ease the transition.

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  105. I suffer from intermittent insomnia too. Like Helen more not being able to get to sleep than waking early. Since reading somewhere that just relaxing in bed is about 50% as good for you as actually sleeping I concentrate on making my lying awake as effective as possible. But I have all of strategies I try – I have a teddy, which helps, I sometimes wander round the house and go to bed elsewhere, which sometimes works. Jonathan laughs at me for all my strategies and weird sleep psychology – he drops off to sleep in 5 minutes almost every night…grrr.

  106. ryeblossom says:

    I live in a culturally diverse city as well. And I see a lot of the same attitudes (and not even a nurse or in the medical field!!!). We do things differently here, men do tend to be overbearing and dominating in other countries, and the communication barriers are BEYOND frustrating.

    And of course all the blame gets dumped on the hospital/nurses/doctors.

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  108. Hi Jeneli,
    I enjoyed your post. It is honest and that is refreshing.
    I think psychiatrists often ask questions that make us curious. Maybe it is the nature of their profession. I guess we have to trust our doctor(s) as much as we can. I agree that communicating your thoughts on the matter is a good thing. I think the more we communicate our experience, because it is an of our health care, the better our relationship with a doctor will be.
    Thank you for sharing this of your journey.
    And — Cheers to all of the wonderful, “clusterheaded mentally interesting fibromites,” who tell all about their sleep loss!:)

  109. At 25? I think so. I happen to personally know someone whose first 32 years were pretty useless, including seven years of homelessness and drug additction. Now 54 and a social worker who really knows what being down is like. Adequate sleep does help, though be very careful not to grow dependent on the pills. They do have that potential.And there is absolutely nothing wrong with getting help. My friend did. Things can turn around fast or slow. Take care.

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  112. I thoroughly enjoyed this post. Thanks for giving us a glimpse into your routines. Various routines always fascinate and inspire me. Wow, you really do get a lot done.

    The only thing I wondered about was how does poor Ravi get enough sleep to go to work the next day. Working hours in SIngapore are just crazy. Usually if I sleep at 3am I can only wake up at 1pm (I need loads of like a bear) When I was working I had so much sleep debt…I slept the whole weekend. Once I even slept for 24hrs straight!! I was super groggy and felt like I had a hangover after.

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  124. Are these feelings a result of personal defect (what I should have done) or communal grief (like saddness of Princess Di passing)?

    My mother was a nurse and was quite detached from these emotions you describe, having been in the situations many times. That seems to be fairly common in the medical field. There is an acceptance over the limits of human action.

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  151. fraggle says:

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    I think one of the most analogies Paul Hawken makes is between this new type of social movement and the immune system. The success of the immune system depends on the quality of its connections and the social success depends on the same. Connections, rather than the strength of any individual organization or person, will set the stage for our success. And as a result of research, his staff created

  156. katesisco says:

    i have to put in a word here for the role in anxiety/sleep disorders , the confusing of the circadian rhythms AND adjunt theroeisthrough which we can retrain our body to react normally … totally agree with his postion on the breath which would explain why ancient therapies dealing with deep breathe exercises asa deep back breathing and hypnotic breathing are so vital in stablilizing body symptoms

  157. Nina from Mauritius says:

    Tim Clark (08:31:01)

    The Dust Bowl (of the was a regional situation of “drought, high temperature, and high winds”, compounded by “poor farming practices”. But, it was temporary.
    Higher temperatures are projected for this future Southern California to Kansas Dust Bowl. And, they would be permanent.
    heard this mentioned twice: from Copenhagen, and from some Harvard study. Being from Arizona, I wish its climate on anyone else.

  158. cris gaultoni says:

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  160. hydenciand says:

    been there – spending all my time being angry at the world. It work. It makes me feel like crap. It make other people treat me like crap. Anger just produces an endless cycle of misery. So I decided to just let go of it. I said to myself, “Let go of the anger. not doing anyone any favours.” And to be honest, never been happier. I get annoyed by everything. And other people are treating me better. Bliss.

  161. biba mcchi says:

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  162. andyrasmussen says:

    Thanks for the comment, Sarah. Indeed, diagnoses in clinical settings are reliably unreliable, although of course valid in that clinical settings are the reality in which patients get their care. What I like about this is the real-world setting. It provides some for the memory consolidation/reconsolidation approach to PTSD that seems to be the most promising for prevention purposes. Thanks for the also refer readers to the work of Joe LaDoux (NYU) and Roger Pittman (Harvard, I believe).

  163. janaglia says:

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  164. I remember my old days of thinking I had to train every day to get fit, and I also remember the constant pulled calf muscles, hamstrings and quads. An endless cycle of getting injured, recovering some fitness, getting injured again. My gradual degradation in wellbeing really seem like fun at the time!
    I would urge everyone who does the juneathon to give themselves a well earned week off at the of July, then the supercompensation effect will finally be allowed to come through.

  165. traineniu says:

    Oh, Mykonos … oh, crystal clear water, oh, high sea adventures. Look what made indeed.

    sure the jump in ratings is directly related to you, they always? 🙂

    And as a person who has battled intermittent insomnia, ear plugs are a godsend. Those and an Advil PM ward off even my busiest brain activity. Melatonin is good if on an odd schedule, but too much can make you more off kilter. Valerian Root is much more gentle and less disruptive if you prefer the herbal route.

    If all else fails, go see the ships doctor and get a Rx for Xanax and sleep like a baby. Stay far away from Ambien and the like, we want you sleep walking off the ship in the middle of the night.

    Safe travels and sweet dreams!

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  168. Hey Tom,
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  169. The intergration of wireless into the medical field will increase efficiency in the medical field. Whether it be in the day to day operations in the medical facility or the treatment of patients. Having wireless will allow doctors to have real time information on their patients available to them so they can make appropriate and accurate diagnosis. It will save time and money on a levels from the doctor to the patient to the insurance company. I see wireless in the medical field growing and developing to much higher levels in the near future.

  170. Ed Yourdon says:

    Chris,

    Thanks for the writeup of the “peopleware” panel session. I wrote some notes about the session, too, which you can find on my blog at

    Sincerely,
    Ed Yourdon

  171. dufrecilil says:

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  175. Wordbobby, the text in that document you linked to discusses the 2.1 replacement rate, as you say, but shows a poor grasp of what the 2.1 means, or of basic mathematics.

    It fails to note that in countries where people have a longer life expectancy the date of first is delayed and people have fewer children.

    It also fails to note that any effect of longer life expectancy is for one cycle only, even if the cycle is of five generations rather than three.

  176. got three of these little ginger babies right now..fostering them because the shelter is too full and somehow dumped them and their mom off (mom is now back at shelter alone :(. All boys, 6 weeks old, crazy wrestling matches with nom-nom nip action followed by 20 minute power naps, followed by zipping from room to room. Will miss them terribly when they have to go.

  177. Hi Sharon,

    Just a clarification: ShareFile actually allows for permanent storage. We do have a “File Box” that is intended for one-time transfers and files there only live for 30 days, but you can create as many permanent folders as you want and files will stay there as long as you want them to.

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  178. currently working on a contract that relates to REM sleep and the association of dreams as a means of memory consolidation. If you have looked at a “Jaws” reference, lately (or anything relating to “Jaws”, that would account for it). The fact that a park and “Baywatch” women are included are just images thrown in for the memory consolidation that relate to other things that you have seen recently, as well. If you want, I can send you the specific written on the subject (my contractor is selling it for $10).

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  181. — In the adrenaline-charged world of high finance, napping might seem like the ultimate taboo, perhaps even grounds for dismissal, instead of an acceptable alternative to coffee and five-hour energy drinks for employees seeking a mid-afternoon lift. But when Manhattan-based private investment fund Kodiak Capital Group began to cover international markets back in January, someone suggested getting a couch for an office next to the trading bullpen so that employees could take 15 to 20-minute power naps. “Some guys get to work at 8 [a.m.], work until 5, go to rugby practice until 8, go home, and then they’ll work the Australian market in the middle of the night and go to sleep,” says Kodiak’s managing Ryan Hodson.

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  185. glazileswe arczi says:

    Wealth distribution is more egalitarian (look at Gini coefficient) in Croatia than in Russia. And Croats have a longer life expectancy. And we have much less crime, notably homicides.

    And no Russophobe. I actually believe in Slavic unity, but today Russia is very different from all the other Slavic countries (except Belarus), being a dictatorship etc.

  186. In the end, I will do what I am emotionally capable of and what feels right and what comes naturally to me. I can not go against my nature. I have tried that with disastrous results. I am trying to do what instinctively gives me peace of mind. If extreme feelings of disquiet arise, i know I am doing something wrong. Right now I feel at ease and at peace with myself. If I force myself in directions I should not go, distress and upheaval are the result.

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  190. Ways to earn money forum says:

    Here's a news flash people: weight gain does NOT equate to pregnancy!

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  191. Jim Waldenfels says:

    I have been of the view that weight gain, which is clearly not a universal outcome, may perhaps be associated with the mental issues that often accompany ADT therapies.

    Depression, for example, can reduce the initiative to exercise — and of course the lack of exercise, weight gain, etc., then reinforce the feeling of depresskion — a slippery slope indeed.

    It would be interesting to see if there was any correlation between mental state and weight gain.

  192. sakasalis says:

    I compare bystander to dpax, Hibbo. Bystander is intelligent, and while his views may be significantly more liberal and sympathetic towards what the writers of policing blogs call or the difference in views is the product of a difference in moral philosophy and general outlook on life, NOT of ignorance or of a refusal to think anything which is politically incorrect. Many of his posts show that he understands the lives of those he deals with as well as the police bloggers do – dpax, on the other hand, could never understand them, because his values would never allow himself to even open his mind to such realities.

  193. Melissa and Dave says:

    Its a good job I was in the background or war would have been declared! Power naps are a Haines tradition long before scientist found out that this was good practice. how my Dad could work leaving home at 4:30am getting home at after 7:30 pm almost every day of the year. He power napped at his home, near his business. Winston Churchill & a myriad of other high achieving notables do the same. The question remains – how long does the nap last to make it powerful??Thanks Debbi for your accurate insight.

  194. andyross2011 says:

    I agree with the benefits of using breaks for people of all ages that you have highlighted. I was wondering if breaks can also enhance learning from a memory perspective. I found research that suggests physical activity during breaks can enhance the consolidation of information in memory (Pesce, Crova, Cereatti, Casella & Bellucci, 2009) and that sleeping is more effective than drinking coffee for consolidating memory and promoting better recall (Mednick, Cai, Kanady & Drummond, 2008). Due to practical implications, I think that physical activity is probably best for promoting memory consolidation at school and that either physical activity or napping could be used by students revising for exams at home…

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  198. herza heukel says:

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  206. chuckbagley says:

    Excellent; absolutely excellent. I think the use of Google in these applications (and hopefully there are more) is by several (if not many) adult learning theories. In and accretion, tuning and restructuring and the role of prior knowledge in developing new schema from where you know and move to the new location with new information).

  207. lakhmattne says:

    I love the idea of your power naps, but I am too highly strung to nap all the time!:D Can you tell?! Lucky you.Gym will do you good, but you got to eat better lunch than a power bar or a fruit, Sanju baba!:))Motorcycle is very cool, I agree! How on do they turn in tight like mile long Burrito,who the heck eats that:))Have a great weekend!

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  209. kyricolla klebran says:

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  210. Jim Waldenfels says:

    G'day Jim. I think we are all an experiment of one! on my second round of ADT — simply Zoladex — and putting on some weight for sure.

    BUT … on my first round I was going to the gym and went on a Weight Watchers program because I was so concerned about weight gain — and actually lost about 20 lbs!

    I really should get off my backside and do something but I am finding it difficult to do that. Mentally impaired by ADT as an unkind poster termed me on a prostate cancer forum when I disagreed with zomething he said. I think that bad, but there is no doubt that my mental faculties change when on ADT.

  211. whitmann pascia says:

    Bradley, the issue is not simply that the made a value-based judgment. The issue is that the made a bigoted, decision. This is very problematic and dangerous because it can lead to full-blown sectarianism. No judge, especially one on the US Supreme is supposed to make a decision on values or morals alone. Can you imagine the societal divisions this would lead to?!

    As the Harvard study concludes, “minimalism and formalism” are examples of legal practices that allow judges to defend their decisions without using controversial/disputable moral claims on which to base their decisions.

    In this case, the ruled for the defendant with the contentious claim that there was only ONE “rational” interpretation of the video; but, as the Harvard study proves, a significant minority of the people polled saw things otherwise.

  212. forknowledge says:

    Justin, if you had really looked for the information on Talk Origins, you would have seen it explained quite well. There are several references on Talk Origins and elsewhere that show that new genetic information can arise in several ways, no matter what exactly the creationists mean by “new information”.

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  215. OK – – just because you gain over 50 pounds does not mean that you “pig out” during pregnancy. I gained over 60 with each pregnancy…and guess what……the majority of it was swelling…it all came off after delivery with each child within a few months. When did all of you become medical doctors that can dictate what is right for each individual person? No two people are the same; therefore, weight gain will not be the same person to person. a healthy baby the most thing here???

  216. Hi Candace,
    Great question! Sadly, the multiple of 3 hours is a myth. Everyone has their own “sleep number” which is determined by your genes. Although the number of hours of sleep you need can change slightly throughout your lifetime (i.e., as a baby you need more & as an older adult you need less), if you get less than what you need, you automatically to accumulate sleep debt. While you may not feel the effects of sleep debt right away (i.e., the next day), it will to catch up with you.

    Hope that helps & happy sleeping!
    Beth

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  218. Thank you for the kind words about my and my son.
    I would greatly appreciate any prayers for him. He is 29 and is heavily medicated for his mental illness, plus he has many health problems also. It is such a struggle dealing with all his mental and health problems, but he is such a blessing to us. You are so right about the stigma and misinformation that seems to abound about mental illness. It is so to know that there are others who really do understand the daily struggle.

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  220. yrackel says:

    Chris!
    In high school I was a David Letterman fanatic. I go to bed until 2am after his show and I had to be at school by 8am. It was a real tired mess!
    😀
    I like a sleeping totally dark room. That makes it harder to wake up in the morning but having everything silent and black is wonderfully cold and womb-like and I love it!
    Power Naps are super. I wish the USA accepted a “siesta break” for an hour like many other countries do in the middle of the afternoon. be much more productive as a society if we were formally allowed to refresh ourselves!

  221. perrin woitsuaki says:

    #1- Public workshops like the Park Street “Visioning” have usually been on Saturdays, or at least evenings. This forum is real and one hopes it will be held on a weekend.

    It seem that any of the people on the final list who might be satisfactory to the “appellants” are folks with any real beyond their empirical observations as residents. not like there is not value in that, but remembering the Harvard study Dave Kirwin cited a while back, I am sorry these folks or offer any academics or other persons of greater than themselves for nomination.

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  225. “(can you imagine the wreckage that would have come from Billy Corgan working with anyone else than the rest of the relatively chill Pumpkins?)”

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    I forgot that the members of Cream already had great reputations before the band formed, so good point there.

    I cringe when I hear the word, frankly. It just reeks of rock-n-roll excess to me.

  226. Fuzzy Slippers says:

    Love the background! Love the pencil, the book, and the idea of shopping too! I think I need to keep house shopping, we are looking for just the right place in the outer edge of San Antonio, and maybe we will go look some more today?…We have had our Thursdays off together for the longest time now! think my “blaggghs” are sleep loss related and rain related… we have had too much rain!

  227. Claus Metzner says:

    Nathaniel, it is illuminating that you say “I enjoy the process of seeking for things”. You are right, seeking definitely IS enjoyable and we have to acknowledge this fact before moving on. Sometimes I wonder if not the idea of long-lasting satisfaction is the true problem. Actually, what is so bad with an endless cycle of seeking and disappointment if one remains aware of the mechanism ?

  228. Just_Joshing15 says:

    I had a good night 🙂 I only spent £3 and Holly is probs my fave drunk person ever. Dying of sleep deprivation but it :):)

  229. wagopackst says:

    A passionate and emotive piece. The endless cycle of life is apparent here, and all its wonders. Yet, as of the whole, which we are, everything thrives. of us changes, only to shoot back up again, wise and willing to go another round, in the guise of a green ornery shoot. Everything changes, and everything stays the same. Dance the dance of life, it says, and go another round;-)

  230. Adicto_Al_Ruido says:

    Utoh….Sorry KD..It looks like the world is on the verge of turning their back on you like they did Lebron. Hating is an endless cycle.

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  232. You know I believe that kid feet padding their way to a loved room after midnight should always be seriously attended to.

    This is another story to add to the paper on freedom. Look at how the CRCT limits freedom:

    invasion of home routines
    time to play more stimulating games
    adequate sleep for three people
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    It even creeps into a young psyche and disturbs her sense of security. How insidious!

    We need to have zero tolerance. time to strike back. Since my kids are older, I let them choose whether or not they wanted to go to school during testing. All three of them “chose” to go. You know why? The school gave them snacks and let them watch movies when testing was done. I guess I need to do a better job of educating my children about social activism.

    Thanks for writing this piece.

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    Thanks, K!

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    And I this sequence, and had a funny bit occur to me – in the office building, a talking elevator, a bit like the ones in the guide to the galaxy! Shows that the best stuff can come out when not over-thinking it.

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    Thanks for writing.

    Cathryn.

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  266. I know rather late to the but… I think this is a great idea. Though if you live in constant sleep debt, this probably work for you without changing other areas of your life.

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