Are we sleep deprived? Only in your dreams…

Tuesday, 21 October, 2008

Talk of increasing levels of sleep deprivation in recent years appear to be just that, talk. Or possibly the product of a sleep deprived mind or two

The fact is that most adults get enough sleep, and our collective sleep debt, if it exists at all, has not worsened in recent times. Moreover, claims that sleep deprivation is contributing to obesity and diabetes have been overblown. My assertion is that the vast majority of people sleep perfectly adequately. That’s not to say that sleep deprivation doesn’t exist. But in general we’ve never had it so good.

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