Sleep: Can It Be Deadly?
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This paper reviews an article from MSN by J. Sommerville entitled "How Much You Sleep Can be Deadly." Various issues and debates from the article are presented, including opposing viewpoints on this subject. According to the reviewer, this article focuses on the sleeping patterns of many Americans and how too much or too little sleep can lead to death earlier in life. It presents results from two studies and talks about each one in detail. The paper concludes by citing the article's recommendation that getting the proper amount of sleep that will not only improve our mental awareness, but increase our lives with every minute that we sleep.
From the Paper:"New research suggests that sleeping too little- or too much- can be the death of you" (Sommerfeld, 2002, p. 1). This article focuses on the sleeping patterns of many Americans and how too much or too little sleep can lead to death earlier in life. It presents results from two studies and talks about each one in detail. Both of the new studies come from Boston, lead by Dr. Daniel Gottlieb, who is an associate professor of medicine at Boston University School of Medicine and each article lists the affects of sleep on the individuals studied. "Gottlieb urged the public not to jump to conclusions, as the study simply shows an association; it does not prove cause and effect. But, he added, the link is striking and should be studied further" (Sommerfeld, 2002, p. 2). Gottlieb goes on to suggest that different lifestyles can contribute to early death other than too little or too much sleep. This article mainly focuses on the process that the researchers went through to come to their conclusion and how there can be many other factors that can contribute to early death. This finding is one that needs more research and attention in order to find out more information about it. Although this article touches on this subject, it is not thorough enough to make a conclusion on any of the research findings. "
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Sleep: Can It Be Deadly? (2010, April 18) Retrieved January 31, 2015, from http://www.academon.com/article-review/sleep-can-it-be-deadly-119315/
"Sleep: Can It Be Deadly?" 18 April 2010. Web. 31 January. 2015. <http://www.academon.com/article-review/sleep-can-it-be-deadly-119315/>