Thursday, February 5, 2009


Is there any wonder that sleep deprivation is used as form of torture for POW's? I am quickly recalling just how hard those first few weeks of having a newborn baby can be like. The constant crying, the constant jobs that need to be done and the complete inability to simply lie down and take a nap when things get too much.

Apparently staying awake for a 24 hour period with limited sleep has the same affect on the body as having a blood alcohol level of 0.10. That is two times the legal limit! Other fabulous things that lack of sleep can cause:

Reduced alertness
Shortened attention span
Slower than normal reaction time
Poorer judgement
Reduced awareness of the environment and situation
Reduced decision-making skills

and the list goes on.... Do you reckon I can blame reduced decision making skills on my choice to eat that block of chocolate I just inhaled??

1 comment:

  1. Minimise!!! Do as few jobs as humanly possible! And sleep when Will sleeps, for goodness' sakes!