Yesterday I came across a news report of a sleep study that suggests cumulative sleep deprivation (say, 6 hours a night instead of 8) is as bad as getting NO sleep, over the long term. Yikes!

More specifically,

“Subjects in a lab-based sleep study who were allowed to get only six hours of sleep a night for two weeks straight functioned as poorly as those who were forced to stay awake for two days straight. The kicker is the people who slept six hours per night thought they were doing just fine.”

I’ve been trying to get in to work earlier and the lighter mornings make that easier, but I’m definitely not going to bed any earlier to make up for it. Sometimes I wish I was a little kid again and someone would just come enforce bedtime…