Kids need more sleep.
I read a sleep deprivation article today that described a correlation between school performance, and sleep. The study described in the article observed children up to 12 years, old, and highlighted that children much more difficulty in school in the areas of concentration, and performance, etc, when they hadn't had enough sleep. While this news isn't that surprising, I started thinking that adults probably suffer in similar ways. In today's fast paced society, people are constantly moving, multi-tasking, and trying to "do it all", and often sleep is at the bottom of the list. As college students, sleep deprivation is a normal part of life, but is trying to cram in so much really the best? I wonder if all the timely requirements people have to endure are really doing more harm than good. Perhaps if life could slow down a little bit, children and adults could get a little more quality, and a little less quantity, and could retain more knowledge. If people could have a little less going on in their lives, I believe performance in all areas of life could improve, whether it be in school, work, or at home with our families. Anyway, just a little thought, sweet dreams!