This is ONE OF 2 responses to Vol 14 John 9 ("Sleep Chart")...
[This is the best news I've gotten in weeks. Maybe I'll sleep in tomorrow morning - PRN]
MOST OF US COULD USE A FEW EXTRA WINKS
Cornell, N.Y. (AP) - Almost everyone could use another hour of sleep each night, according to a Cornell University psychologist.
"If you need an alarm clock to get up in the morning, or if you feel more than a minor energy sag in the middle of the day, you need more sleep," says James B. Maas, chairman of Cornell's psychology department.
Without that extra sack time, we're depriving ourselves of a better quality of life and costing business and industry $50 billion a year in lost productivity and medical and accident costs, he says.
Most people who get sleepy during a boring class or meeting or from a glass of wine attribute it to outside factors when, in fact, it's sleep deprivation, says Maas.
[several ensuing paragraphs deleted - PRN]
"Our society needs to rethink how it equates naps and staying in bed late with laziness," says Maas.