Sleep EZ for Deep Restful Sleep
Cognitive Performance Impaired by Sleeplessness*
In a study on the effects of sleep deprivation, investigators at the University of Pennsylvania found that people who slept 4 to 6 hours a night for 14 consecutive nights showed significant deficits in cognitive performance equivalent to going without sleep for up to three days in a row. Yet these subjects reported feeling only slightly sleepy and were unaware of how impaired they were.
"The Cumulative Cost of Additional Wakefulness: Dose Response Effects on Neurobehavioral Functions & Sleep Physiology From Chronic Sleep Restriction & Total Sleep Deprivation," March, 2003, SLEEP.
Side Effects Of Prescription Sleeping Pills:
Feeling Dissatisfied With Life May Be Tied to Sleep Quality*
People who have a tough time getting a good night's rest are more likely to become dissatisfied with their lives later on, according to a study in Finland. Researchers are looking at the relationship between well-being and mental functioning with sleep quality. The study evaluated over 18,000 people.
American Journal of Epidemiology, January 15, 2009, as reported on the NIH website.
Insomnia Tied to Impulsive - Reactive Behavior*
According to research posted in the NIH Website for 4/1/09, researchers have linked insomnia to impulsive and reactive behavior reporting that insomnia "basically lowers the threshold for impulsive behavior and for being reactive to an emotional event."
Deficits in Cognitive Performance*
According to the US Dept of Health & Human Services, National Institutes of Health, a study on sleep deprivation found that people who slept 4-6 hours a night for 14 consecutive nights showed significant deficits in cognitive performance equivalent to going without sleep for up to three days in a row. People reported feeling only slightly sleepy, but were completely unaware of how impaired they really were .
Impairment included a reduced ability to pay attention and react to a stimulus, such as driving, the ability to think quickly and not make mistakes and the ability to multi-task.
Sleep, March 2003. "The Cumulative Cost of Additional Wakefullness: Dose Response Effects on Neurobehavioral Functions & Sleep Physiology From Chronic Sleep Restriction & Total Sleep Deprivation."