Longitudinal Study in the UK Shows Some Fascinating Stuff

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    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! :lol::lol: 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. :lol:

    Also, I didn't know the link between sleep and health issues such as strokes and heart problems. :eek:

    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.

     
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    Dang!. I thought this was going to be a thread about Greenwich and the Prime Meridian.
     
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    You maybe need to google 'longitudinal study' and find out what the term means. Basically, it's a long term (in this case it has funding for 20 years) returning to the same individuals to track their life course. It includes cross sections of society so that social science researchers can predict how people will live from studying them as they go through life. This one, from what I understand, is working with a study in the US to coordinate research and compare findings.

    I find this kind of stuff interesting.
     
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    I have a sail boat and a helmsmans certification. Longitude only means one thing to me....which way to go to get out of the way of a storm...chuckle
     
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    I always understood that hi IQ was related not necessarily to sleeplessness, but to a lesser need for sleep.

    You're fine. :thup:

    Dr. Mr. H.
     
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    More proof that I'm a genius.
     
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    We needed more proof? I think not. Your taste in hats alone confirms your massive intellect. :eusa_angel:

    Sadly, I am out of rep. :lol::lol:
     
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