Friday, March 03, 2006
Poke people who sleep too much with a sharp stick
…Knight-Ridder reporter Linda H. Lamb tells us about people who sleep too much.
…What was the word we used to have for those people, something from the garden, oh, yes, slugs!
…Shawn Youngstedt, PhD, at the University of South Carolina says he found people who slumber more than eight hours a night (if you are awake, you know who you are), have a 50% greater chance of a stroke than those who slept less.
…A large Japanese study also showed the leisurely sleepers also had a greater chance of dying.
…Of course, their relaxed habits may be a result of an undiagnosed ailment, the docs allowed.
…Should the slugs try to get less sleep? The researchers said everyone asks them that. Well, HA wouldn’t want to be left out, so what about it?
…Lack of sleep is still a bigger problem, the docs said. Long sleepers may have a slightly smaller risk of breast cancer.
…Basically, the docs said, if you are bitching about only getting six hours and you feel fine, it may not be such a bad thing.
…You could just make it to the kitchen to grab a cup of java.