Tuesday, June 3, 2014

On sleep deprivation.....................

Not getting enough sleep?   Here is the abstract of a study from the Department of Behavioral Biology, Division of Psychiatry and Neuroscience, at the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research suggesting you may want to rethink that:

Relative to baseline, sleep deprivation was associated with lower scores on Total EQ (decreased global emotional intelligence),  Intrapersonal functioning (reduced self-regard, assertiveness, sense of independence, and self-actualization),  Interpersonal functioning (reduced empathy toward others and quality of interpersonal relationships),  Stress Management skills (reduced impulse control and difficulty with delay of gratification), and Behavioral Coping (reduced positive thinking and action orientation). 

Esoteric Thinking (greater reliance on formal superstitions and magical thinking processes) was increased.

Magical thinking.   Hmm, maybe I'll stay up all night blogging.

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