I suffer from insomnia off and on, so I recently read a short book on sleep when it was free on Kindle. Although I didn’t really learn anything new or solve my sleep problems, I did highlight a few lines:
Q Do all your mental abilities deteriorate when you’re sleep deprived?
A No. Research has suggested that basic arithmetic and maths isn’t really affected by lack of sleep and, in some cases, even gets better.
This is good news for me! (The book is written by a Brit, I think, which accounts for the “maths” instead of our American “math”.)
That said, women seem to need about 20 minutes sleep more than men. The experts say it’s because women use their brains in a more flexible way than men – which means their brains are working harder in the day and are therefore more tired at night.
I’m neither a man-hater nor a feminist, and I’m always skeptical of “experts.”
This, however, I believe:
‘Without enough sleep, we all become tall two-year-olds.’ JOJO JENSEN, author of Dirt Farmer Wisdom
With that loss of an hour this past weekend, I hope we’re not all tall two-year-olds this week!