FATIGUE IN AMSTERDAM
You know you’re sleep-deprived when you’ve sat up the entire 9.5 hour night flight in an economy class seat. The two TYPE A travelers would have coped if they hadn’t started their journey with a 5:00 alarm to make a ferry connection first. And no one sleeps well when relying on one’s alarms going off, right? Certainly, arriving at the airport too early for one’s flight and hanging out in the airport for a number of hours, made for an endless day, before even taking off! … And so their story began.
The real fun started when arriving at one’s destination after being awake for 30 hours. Operating in a fuzzy, brain dead state, it only … Read the rest
The benefits of getting the appropriate number of hours of zzz’s is getting ample air time these days. If it’s not news reports, it’s articles written in newspapers or magazines. Most of these studies are related to the needs of children and the career crowd below “FREEDOME 55”. What is NEVER mentioned or commented upon is the menopausal woman’s angst over sleep deprivation.
That’s right people, we women who have raised families, worked incessantly throughout our careers, and are just settling into our blissful stage of relaxing retirement, are probably the most sleep deprived age group of all. It’s true! Regardless of our ability to call our own shots regarding our waking hours versus snoozing hours, we can’t get … Read the rest