Fascinating show on The Science of Sleep

Yesterday the TV show 60 Minutes had a fascinating segment on the importance of sleep [1].  This statement particularly caught my attention:

“But you know I find it amazing to see how many people are asleep within five minutes of boarding an airplane at 11 o’clock in the morning. You know, sit down and boom. It shouldn’t happen. A normal adult shouldn’t be falling asleep at 11 o’clock in the morning, minutes after sitting in a small, uncomfortable airplane seat. It just shows that, you know, people are exhausted.”

Yikes!  I am one of those people who fall asleep in the plane.  Time to get more sleep I reckon.

[1] http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2008/03/14/60minutes/main3939721.shtml

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