So, I was reading this article Sleeplessness: A Hidden Impact of the Global Recession? and it shows some interesting snippets about sleep deprivation. Now, I suffer from insomnia so I totally relate to the impact and know only too well how shit this condition can be. But there's some really interesting stuff linking socio-economic background and sleeplessness. Apparently, the smarter you are, the better you sleep. That doesn't say much for me! I sleep really badly and, theoretically, have a high IQ so I guess the researchers are glad I'm not part of their study. I'd screw up their results. Also, I didn't know the link between sleep and health issues such as strokes and heart problems. I so need to break this pattern of not sleeping. Here's a little snippet from the article but it's an interesting read... and there are links to the actual study for those who want a more detailed look.