Friday, December 21, 2007

Sleeeppppp zzzz

I've been reading a book about people who started up companies. These guys are crazy. The hours they work are insane.

There's a story about someone who would sleep for 4 hours every 2 days. Another guy would work for 4 days solid until he just fell asleep. That's pretty gosh darn bonkers.

I am unusual in that I appear to need a couple more hours of sleep than the average person. I usually like between 9 and 10 hours of sleep. Usually it's 10 hours and it can be more if I'm learning something (taking a course, going to a conference for example).

The "average" amount of sleep per night is 8 hours. There are some people who like more some people that like less. Apparently the typical range is between 6 and 10 hours.

I'm not sure how that works, I start to go a little crazy if I have only 8 hours sleep.

I've heard that attention deficit disorder might have a sleep deprivation angle to it. Given that I doubt many people are getting 8 hours of sleep, many people, if not just about everyone, may be walking around having slept too little. That's not good.

Humm.. better not become a member of that group. I'm going to sleep now.

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