The Benefits of a Good Night’s Sleep

Most adults need 7 or more hours of good-quality sleep on a regular schedule each night. Getting enough sleep isn’t only about total hours of sleep. It’s also important to get good-quality sleep on a regular schedule so you feel rested when you wake up. If you often have trouble sleeping — or if you often still feel tired after sleeping — talk with your doctor.

Why is getting enough sleep important?

Getting enough sleep has many benefits. It can help you:

  • Get sick less often
  • Stay at a healthy weight
  • Lower your risk for serious health problems, like diabetes and heart disease 
  • Reduce stress and improve your mood
  • Think more clearly and do better in school and at work
  • Get along better with people
  • Make good decisions and avoid injuries — for example, drowsy drivers cause thousands of car accidents every year

Does it matter when I sleep?

Yes. Your body sets your “biological clock” according to the pattern of daylight where you live. This helps you naturally get sleepy at night and stay alert during the day.

If you have to work at night and sleep during the day, you may have trouble getting enough sleep. It can also be hard to sleep when you travel to a different time zone.

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Why I Don’t Care About The Grammy Awards Anymore

Once upon a time, many many years ago I looked forward to the Grammy awards. For the most part it was talented artists who had earned their popularity by genuinely having good to great songs, to rock and heavier artists who had great songs and created a loyal following by churning out great songs & albums and touring as much as they could.

I was introduced to many artists and bands because of their nominations and we would have a pre-Grammy program where the music videos of the nominated song or one song from a nominated album would be featured and we got to know about the artist that way. And then there was the actual show and we (my cousins and I) looked forward to seeing the artists perform and come and accept the awards if they won. It was a family thing as a lot of my cousins had the same musical tastes during the 80s & 90s.

Since the 2000s I haven’t watched the Grammys at all. Because it’s all screaming divas, rap idiots who think the world of themselves and some assholes who the music media wants to promote. The songs suck, the artists suck and the show sucks donkeys balls. I do not care about the Grammys anymore (though the award itself would look cool). It’s not for me or lovers of real music.