As we gathered at a common meeting place at 7.00 a.m. to begin our hour long drive to the location for our retreat, I saw differing states of alertness. One look at the drowsy face and lethargic movements told a tale in itself. Too little sleep. The reasons could be many: cumulative strain, working late at nights, partying into the wee hours of the morning, travelling from place to place without adequate rest etc.
If you thought too little sleep is bad for health, here’s research to say that too much sleep is equally bad for health. Too much and too little sleep is tied to ill health according to a study conducted in the US by the National Centre for Health Statistics, part of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The survey covered 87,000 U.S. adults from 2004 through 2006.