The Philosophical Apprentice

“Only one who devotes himself to a cause with his whole strength and soul can be a true master. For this reason mastery demands all of a person.” Albert Einstein

Scared Straight on Sleep

If you needed any more reason to get a good night’s sleep. This article, Poor Sleep Linked to Alzheimer’s in Study of Brain Scans, should be about all you need.  As the article says

Sleeping poorly or not getting enough rest may result in a type of brain abnormality associated with Alzheimer’s disease, a study showed.

Brain images of adults with an average age of 76 found that those who said they slept less or poorly had increased build-up of beta-amyloid plaques, one of the hallmarks of Alzheimer’s, according to research published today in JAMA Neurology. None of those in the study had been diagnosed with the disease.

That being said, I have never doubted that most people, myself included, need to get more sleep than we do. I love to sleep and i would sleep 10 hours a day if I could. I wouldn’t have a life and that leads to the issue that continually bugs me – how do you find time for the intellectual life working a traditional job?

If i ever find the answer to that question I am going to write a book about it.

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