Why do you think they call it "beauty sleep"?

It appears that sleep deprivation can make you fat:

Sleeping for eight hours a night is the secret to not putting weight on, according to scientists.

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They found that those who slept for less than six hours a night - or more than nine - put on more weight than those who slept for seven or eight hours each night.

Seven to eight hours is the optimum time in bed
The research published in the Journal Sleep found those who did not get enough sleep gained almost 4.4lbs (2kg) compared to those who slept for the recommended number of hours.

Too much sleep is also bad for you, but getting too much sleep is about as likely for me as finding too much money lying in the street.

Via Glenn Reynolds who linked the above at 6:13 this morning, when I was already up and on the road, after barely four hours of sleep, and quipped "It's early. Go back to bed!"

Well, it's not too early now, but it's never too late!


posted by Eric on 04.03.08 at 03:37 PM


It is about 4:30 AM. I woke up a few minutes late this morning because I couldn't figure out why repeatedly clicking my stereo on and off wasn't turning off the incessant beeping of my alarm clock. Maybe tomorrow I'll sleep in.

Joseph Sixpack   ·  April 4, 2008 4:34 AM

So how early is too early to comment at blogs?

Francis W. Porretto   ·  April 4, 2008 4:56 AM

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