great post OLB! i realize this is a problem for me likely because i workout late. i end with cardio which is typically around 11:00 pm. then, im still wired from the runners high and cant get to bed til 1:00 am and wake up for work at 7:00 am the next day. not to mention i sometimes take a stim before training which makes it even worse. i knew this has been really detrimental but reading this has inspired me to change my routine.
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A bunch of people e-mailed me questions pertaining to this post (great post, btw!!)- it is amazing to me how many people ARE sleep deprived (unfortunately, my wife and I am are two of them).
I think it is a micro-cosm (sp?) of contemporary American society- everyone is always on the go and everything is (almost) always complicated and stressful. This is not a healthy way to live- you can minimize risks within this lifestyle, but if you are stressed and sleep-deprived, you will eventually have issues down the road (just like the article says).
We accept this as "that's life," but on some of my hardest days, I really wonder if it needs to be like this- with the advent of technology (e-mail, cell phones, crackberries, etc.), things just seem to be getting more and more complicated. I guess you have to grin and bear it
Where am I going with this? I am not sure Maybe there is a healthy balance somewhere in our society where bosses will understand that you were up with a crying baby until 4 AM, or that you couldn't sleep worth a crap b/c you were stressed about something- but I don't think that is going to happen any time soon- so I think sleep deprivation is going to be an issue with many Americans for years to come...