Wednesday, June 11, 2008

I'm Not Sleep Deprived!

How much sleep do I really need? Apparently, not so much, according to this article

Daniel Kripke, co-director of research at the Scripps Clinic Sleep Center in La Jolla, CA, compared the death rates among over 1 million American adults.

How much sleep is ideal? (drum roll, please!)...

folks who sleep between 6.5 and 7.5 hours per night live the longest. Which is good news for me, since that's about how many zzzz's I get in an average night, and since I plan to live to be 100.

All this time with my kiddos, I've been so worried about not getting enough sleep. It turns out I'm paving the way for longevity.