Are bad sleeping habits driving us mad? - health - 18 February 2009 - New Scientist
As if I needed another reason to get 14 hours of sleep every night.
In the sleep-deprived, gruesome images produced 60 per cent more activity in the amygdala - a primitive, emotionally reactive part of the brain - than in well-rested people. // Evidence is growing that sleep - and dreaming, REM sleep, in particular - helps the brain to process memories. Disrupt this mechanism, and you could end up with psychological problems such as PTSD.10 Ways to Get Better Sleep (and Maybe Cure Your Insomnia) - US News and World Report
Estrategias para curarse el insomnioBecome a morning person. How to end insomnia for $520.99 - humbledMBA
I regularly can't fall asleep. I often can't fall asleep even when I feel tired. Once asleep, I generally sleep through the night just fine. It's nearly impossible for me to wake up early in the morning. Pulling an all-nighter is surprisingly easy for me. I generally direct my lifestyle to avoid morning commitments. I have delayed sleep phase syndrome, a common form of insomnia. Sound familiar anyone? Or as Wikipedia describes it: Attempting to force oneself onto daytime society's schedule with DSPS has been compared to constantly living with 6 hours of jet lag; the disorder has, in fact, been referred to as "social jet lag". Often, sufferers manage only a few hours sleep a night during the working week, then compensate by sleeping until the afternoon on weekends. Sleeping in on weekends, and/or taking long naps during the day, may give people with the disorder relief from daytime sleepiness but may also perpetuate the late sleep phase.