You don’t snooze, you lose

Over the past decade I have had occasional bouts of insomnia, and while it seems for the moment to be treatable by the right chemical mix, there’s something a bit disconcerting about having to rely on that mix, not to mention the fact that by the time the stuff wears off, I’ve already been at work for several hours.

Of course, I can always wait for the government to hector me about it:

More than one-third of Americans routinely sleep fewer than seven hours a night, which affects their concentration and general health, new government research shows.

Insufficient sleep also impairs work performance and the ability to drive safely, found researchers for the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), which published two sleep studies March 4 in its Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.

In other news, weeds grow faster than grass, and you will probably not outrun a Ferrari with that new Nissan Versa.

Moreover, the Hyacinth Girl has noticed:

Even those of us who get “enough” sleep rarely get quality sleep. I’m not certain I should be ingesting as much coffee as I have been lately, but I need to get stuff done.

This is when I call the Dr — Dr Pepper, that is.


  1. fillyjonk »

    4 April 2011 · 12:03 pm

    We really need to find something for all those finger-waggers to wag their fingers at so they can leave the rest of us alone. I suspect worrying about whether I’m getting enough sleep, vegetables, exercise, etc. is probably impairing the quality of my sleep….

  2. CGHill »

    4 April 2011 · 12:23 pm

    I know it’s interfering with mine. Lying awake thinking “Why am I awake?” is very, very bad for me.

  3. Nicole »

    4 April 2011 · 9:00 pm

    It’s got to just kill them inside to know that they can finger wag all they want, but they are pretty powerless to enforce things like quality of sleep. Me, I’d love to get more quality sleep or even more low quality sleep. Just doesn’t happen though. I think probably for some of the reasons Fillyjonk noted…

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