A good thing to add to your list of things to do in the new year — and forever more — or a good thing to make a “New Year’s Resolution” is get sufficient, good-quality sleep.
Listen to the TED talk on sleep (17 min 21 sec) by Kirk Parsley, ex Navy SEAL, current medical doc, and current doc to lots of Navy SEALs.
Then you can listen to a fascinating, technical, informative lecture (1 hour 28 min) by one of the world’s sleep experts, Professor Russell Foster of Oxford University.
As for me, I take advice from those who know a subject, relevant and deep cause-effect relationships, and relevant wisdom. Glad some of you do, too.
I do not take advice from those who do nothing more than make up little sayings or slogans (“I’ll sleep when I die”), and who know about as much about sleep (or whatever) as a two-year old does about math (“You don’t do anything when you sleep; you just lie there”). A mind that cannot see anything in sleep beyond a person lying still is a person blind, too often willingly, to a plethora of cause-effect relationships — many beyond our ken.
I’m not here to play games and denigrate life; I’m here to survive and thrive and make the most of life. I hope you are, too.