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Sometimes you just can’t do both. Should you sleep in for an extra hour (or go to bed earlier) to try to catch up on lost shut-eye? Or should you wake up and fit in a much needed workout?
Jonathan Rosenberg, Google’s former SVP of product, advises one of the most important tech CEOs on the planet, Larry Page of Alphabet, Google’s parent company.
He’s also co-author, with executive chairman Eric Schmidt, of business tome “How Google Works.”
It’s no surprise that someone with Rosenberg’s schedule admits to having an “addiction” to his smartphone, something every professional can relate to. But even this busy exec makes a point of putting his phone away while at dinner and before bed. He says the simple habit helps him relax after a busy day and fall asleep.
Do Sleep Problems Cause Mental Illness? Or Are They A Symptom Of It?
Americans are quite sleep deprived these days, but what you might not know is all of that not sleeping could be affecting your mental well-being. Or, is it that your mental health is leading to sleepless nights and yawn-filled days? The data paints a picture: Nearly one in five Americans suffers from some kind of mental illness, according to data from the National Institute of Mental Health. Even more surprising, a whopping 50 to 80 percent of people living with typical psychiatric illnesses also report chronic sleep problems, compared to less than 20 percent of the general population.
I love sleep. My life has the tendency to fall apart when I’m awake, you know? Ernest Hemingway
Everybody enjoys a good night’s sleep. While there are different theories about why we first evolved the ability to sleep, it seems essential in purging the brain‘s toxins, promoting rest and regeneration, and even helping the brain encode new memories.
Sleep Problems = Pain Problems?
For at least some groups of “emerging adults,” sleep problems are a predictor of chronic pain and worsening pain severity over time, a study suggests. The study is published PAIN, the official publication of the International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP). The journal is published by Wolters Kluwer.
A lesson in sleep loss
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) call insufficient sleep a “public health problem” and estimate that 30% of Americans get less than 6 hours of sleep a night.
Lack of sleep is linked to motor vehicle crashes, industrial disasters, and medical and other occupational errors. Diseases linked to sleep insufficiency include hypertension, diabetes, depression, obesity and cancer.
Until now, it has not been clear what causes the emotional impairments triggered by sleep loss.