If you haven’t checked out my Apple Blossom Festival 2009 recap, here it is!
I’m feeling a little groggy today. I got into bed at a decent hour, but I laid awake for a while thinking about all the things I had to do this week. I was also meal-planning in my head like crazy — the Husband went grocery shopping (!!) yesterday and bought all these fun foods. So many healthy items!
Brekkie featured a plethora of fruits, thanks to the Huz:
I had banana oatmeal with:
- 1/2 cup oatmeal
- 1/2 cup milk
- 1/2 cup water
- 1 sliced banana
- Toppings: 1 tablespoon flax seed, blackberries, and strawberries
Con cafe (obviouslllly):
How Much Sleep Do You Need?
Did you know that most researchers say healthy adults are built for 16 hours of wakefulness and need an average of eight hours of sleep a night?
I was surprised to read studies show that people who sleep between 6.5 hours and 7.5 hours a night live the longest. And people who sleep 8 hr. or more, or less than 6.5 hours, don’t live quite as long. There is just as much risk associated with sleeping too long as with sleeping too short. The big surprise is that sleeping for 8.5 hours might really be a little worse than sleeping 5 hours! Both very short sleep and very long sleep are associated with many illnesses—with depression, with obesity, and with heart disease—and so forth.
How much sleep do you get on average? What is the minimum amount of sleep you can function well with?
I strive to get 7.5 hours (in bed by 10:30 and wake up at 6 AM), but I function best when I get a tad bit more. If I have less than 6, it’s all over.