forced sleep deprivation and depression

J Wootton jwootton at home.com
Wed Mar 28 09:33:31 EST 2001

dag.stenberg at nospam.helsinki.fi wrote:

> In bionet.neuroscience J Wootton <jwootton at home.com> wrote:
> > the only way to alleviate sleep loss is to get good sleep (ie make sure there are
> > no causes of sleep disorders such as RLS, apnea, GERD etc), regular sleep hours
> > (approx same bed/wake time, every night)  and an adequate amount of sleep (8-9
> > hours every night) for life...  (something that the original poster has not and
> > does not seem prepared to do)
> Well, if one is in a competitive career where time is short, then those
> who need less hours of sleep have an advantage. 80 hours of weekly work
> is not at all unheard of, and that is a mean of 11.4 h per day. Taking
> into account that one free day a week seems good for mental health and
> endurance during months and years, 80 h / 6 d is 13.3 h a day. Leaves 10
> h for other activities, but if we take out 2 h for travel, 1 h for meals
> and 0.5 h for compulsory tasks like paying bills or washing clothes,
> only 6.5 h remain for sleep plus other leisure. That is not really
> enough, is it?
> Dag Stenberg

168 hours per week minus sleep 63 hours (7 days * 9 hours) = 105 hours
Now subtract all the rest of what you've mentioned and that's how much time the poster
can dedicate daily to his career ( if he wants to be healthy, not depressed, sleepy and
live a long life).
The problem isn't depression, it's his priorities.

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