I came across this short list that promotes sleeping in. Love it, and I love sleeping in. To bad courses start up Monday and I’ll again be sitting in those hard wood chairs at 8am. Enjoy the list from wired.
- You may need more sleep than you think.
Research by Henry Ford Hospital Sleep Disorders Center found that people who slept eight hours and then claimed they were “well rested” actually performed better and were more alert if they slept another two hours. That figures. Until the invention of the light bulb (damn you, Edison!), the average person slumbered 10 hours a night.
- Night owls are more creative.
Artists, writers, and coders typically fire on all cylinders by crashing near dawn and awakening at the crack of noon. In one study, “evening people” almost universally slam-dunked a standardized creativity test. Their early-bird brethren struggled for passing scores.
- Rising early is stressful.
The stress hormone cortisol peaks in your blood around 7 am. So if you get up then, you may experience tension. Grab some extra Zs! You’ll wake up feeling less like Bert, more like Ernie.
MSNBC also posted an article sometime ago listing 10 strategies for better sleep, I’m interested in trying a few of them as well.