Dean Edward L. Schneider turns his attention to sleeping problems in this extract from his book “AgeLess”. His Longevity Quotient shows how to measure the adequacy of your sleep pattern, and his New Rules will guide you in achieving a better sleep pattern.
This extract from Dean Schneider’s book “AgeLess” contains his Longevity Quotient for Restorative Sleep quiz, and how to interpret your results, as well as four New Sleep Rules. Robert Griffith, Editor. You can buy AgeLess at Amazon, just click here
Sleep More, Age Less
Many studies have looked at the relationship between sleep and aging, and they find that individuals who sleep an average of 7 to 9 hours a night have the longest life expectancy. This connection between lifetime and bedtime boils down a simple ratio: Basically, we’re designed to spend a third of our lives sound asleep. Sadly – and alarmingly – getting enough sleep is a lost art. Many people consider sleep a nuisance, a brake on life in the fast lane. The National Sleep Foundation reports that the majority of Americans get less than the AgeLess recommendation of 7 to 9 hours a night. The national average clocks in at 6 hours and 54 minutes, dipping even lower during the work week. The reason that most of us don’t get our nightly zzz’s is that we sacrifice them to work more, and one person in ten admits that sleep is the first thing to go when time is tight.
Source: Schneider EL. AgeLess. Take Control of Your Age and Stay Youthful for life. Rodale, CA, USA. 2003 http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/1579546218/healthandagecom/
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Material from (29 Apr 2011): Sleeping Your Way to a Longer Life