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Wed Dec 26, 2012, 02:03 PM

Catching up on Z's in Bay Area

New Year's Eve is just a few days away, but chances are it won't be the only night of this busy holiday season you will have stayed awake until midnight. Still, as sleep deprivation goes, there are worse places to live than the Bay Area, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found in a nationwide telephone survey of adults. (sleepbetter. org/sleepless-city-index)

Here are the numbers:


Bay Area residents on average get at least that many hours of sleep a night.

The Bay Area's ranking in the CDC's list of 100 Most Sleepless Cities. The rankings, which combined San Francisco, Oakland and San Jose results, were based on the average number of nights per month residents reported not getting enough sleep. Only residents of Nashville and Green Bay, Wis., reported fewer sleep-deprived nights, which the CDC defines as getting six or fewer hours of sleep. Charleston, W.Va., was the least rested city. And in case you're wondering if the "Sleepless in Seattle" movie title rings true, that locale ranked 58th.

Read more: http://www.sfgate.com/health/article/Catching-up-on-Z-s-in-Bay-Area-4145484.php#ixzz2GBcehfgT

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Response to AsahinaKimi (Original post)

Wed Dec 26, 2012, 02:06 PM

1. I never go to bed until 1-3AM

and sleep from 10 AM-noon. I was sleep deprived as hell when I first retired and tried to retrain myself to cope with normal hours. I just can't do it.

And now I know why: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Delayed_sleep_phase_disorder

Now I realize why I always gravitated to evening and night jobs.

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Response to Warpy (Reply #1)

Wed Dec 26, 2012, 02:51 PM

2. Some times I am up all night too

Just seems nice to be on the computer at night, when it quiet and dark outside. Plus, I have friends I chat with who are on the other side of the Planet. Taiwan, Japan, South Korea. Malaysia, Hong Kong, and the Philippines.

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Response to AsahinaKimi (Reply #2)

Wed Dec 26, 2012, 03:36 PM

3. Same here, I can be talking to Aussies or whomever

and really engrossed in the conversation and what is that light breaking through yon bathroom window? It's a lot easier for me to do than it would be for a day person.

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Response to AsahinaKimi (Original post)

Wed Dec 26, 2012, 05:08 PM

4. Interesting. I have 2 nieces in the Bay area. One in the music biz, one in the restaurant biz.

Both are routinely up until 2, 3 or 4 AM. Yet they get a good night's sleep. Just in a different time frame than other folks.

I'm retired, yet still get up between 5-6 AM at home, for some reason. When I visit friends and family I tend to stretch my day. Don't want to miss the social stuff. Have recently started sleeping some in the early evening then getting back up for while. Almost like having two waking / sleeping segments in each day.

fwiw, I read a study recently that claimed 4 uninterrupted hours of sleep was key. Apparently that's the amount of time needed to get some REM sleep into your schedule. Without that, they said, one becomes sleep deprived mentally and physiologically.

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