We evolved according to the natural rhythms of darkness and light; our bodily functions reflect this and undergo similar fluctuations. They perform best when we live in accordance, as much as possible, with these cycles.
Overall, the differences I notice since dropping the dairy are somewhat subtle, but definitely positive. I am confident that collectively these small changes are leading me towards a greater, more whole person.
I still get amused by people who think sleep is a state of nothingness. Sleep is a break from busy wakefulness for the body's, but there's a lot going on in the brain making sleep far from a state of inactivity.
Recently developed sleeping pills are being promoted as effective for long term use. They produce on a 10-30 minute increase sleep in total daily sleep time, not a very large effect. But are they good for you?
This is it, the last post of Sleep Challenge 2010, my joint project with comrade-in-PJs Arianna Huffington to urge American women to stop walking around sleep-deprived and be good to themselves for once. So, what have I learned, other than that the world won't fall apart if I don't watch Letterman?