Getting enough sleep? According to two experts, the British should not consider sleep deprivation to be some kind of “badge of honour”.
Dian Griesel PhD and Tom Griesel, authors of “TurboCharged: Accelerate Your Fat Burning Metabolism, Get Lean Fast and Leave Diet and Exercise Rules in the Dust”, underlined the importance of getting a good nights sleep.
“Insufficient sleep will make it difficult to function and can reduce the benefit of hormones released during sleep,” .
“Some consider it a badge of honor to get by on as little sleep as possible. This is a big mistake. Most of us require at least eight hours for optimal function and health.”
In their book, they explain that our ancestors always woke and slept with the rising and setting of the sun, which they argue is the natural rhythm we were designed to follow. Some would possibly disagree with this and seem to function perfectly well on less than 5 hours per night!
However, modern technology such as electricity, television and late-night stimulants and meals have disrupted this cycle and altered the production of the sleep hormone melatonin.
We prefer the 8 hour method, nothing like a nice cosy bed to give you that long, deep sleep.