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As someone with sleep apnea and on autopap therapy for many years, I'm glad to hear someone talking about the effects of sleep deprivation.  But I can't help but think she's missing some key things, that many others have missed as well.  Probably long sleepers are ones with sleep problems, like apnea, that motivate them to sleep more, trying desperately to get better caught up on sleep -- and that would skew the results about how long sleepers tend to be less healthy.  Studies have shown that in 1900, adults slept 9-10 hours a night; it's possible that 7-9 hours is not really ideal.

Also, sleep apnea tends to be inherited and does make it harder to function, especially untreated.  That leads an adult to a lower socioeconomic class and raising kids who are then disadvantaged by both that and things like fewer bedtime stories.  Building awareness of sleep disorders, getting more diagnosed and treated would go a long way to helping with this.

I'm not keen on adding more regulations and the like; they tend to try to make more people fit in boxes that don't fit terribly well.  The sleep hygiene stuff always makes me wince some as it just feels like hinting around the edges of the problem.  If you wake up in a panic in the middle of the night, it may well be because you were having trouble breathing.  It didn't have much to do with using a computer in the hour before you went to bed, really, as opposed to simply having the lights on then.  Something like starting high school later probably does make sense, but increasing minimum wage doesn't seem particularly helpful, compared to getting people diagnosed, as needed, and then they can function better and get better jobs -- and improve themselves.
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Let's protect unborn children, too!  #sotu
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Hoping against hope that Obama will be more interested in uniting than dividing...  Though prolly hard to show that with just words.  #sotu  
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We just had another aftershock in Virginia, maybe a 4.3? just guessing
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Doing alright. At Target right now to get jeans for my son and a few odds and ends. So, of course, Iain's just gone to the electronics section!

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Just saw a half grown deer in our front yard.
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The big half? lol. I tried to get photos but they didn't turn out. 
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Even the dems on Bing are mostly clicking negative...  #sotu  
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So far, I'm not really believing him.
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I keep voting negative on the bing thing cause I don't believe him...

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Another cool one from xkcd.
Your Central Visual Field ((This comic contains numerous visual elements arranged around a central point, and are intended to represent locations in a sphere with the eyeball as the center. Underlaid ...
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Just joined GOP Mobile Army by texting UNITE to 91919. It'll be interesting to see what that's about. I've never done anything like this before, but I really don't want Obama to be re-elected.
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I love it! Fermat's last theorem is on Google's home page today.
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A brief description of how childhood trauma can effect an adult and PTSD; I am planning a followup article about forgiveness and healing from PTSD.
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I'm a Christian, a homeschool mom, and a PhD in computer science.  I have sleep apnea and constant fatigue, so have little energy for doing some things.  I am pretty active online, though.  I'm an admin for a Christian chat and community for people with chronic illness.  I like crocheting, knitting, and cross stitch but don't have a lot of time for them.  I do enjoy photography and post photos on my personal website.  (PS, below it says I'm in Fairfax, VA; that's not quite true, but I am near there.)
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