Lesson 7: Sleep and Relapse Prevention - Slide  6

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Partial Sleep Deprivation: Some Sleep But Not What You Need

  • 3. Long term, less than needed sleep for months or years such as during addiction lifestyle:
  • Men 3 times more likely to die than those with adequate rest
  • Woman more likely to develop heart disease
  • Fewer promotions, stay at lower pay grades
  • More likely to be hospitalized
  • Do worse on all performance measures
  • Men crave carbohydrate rich foods like cakes, candy, ice cream and pasta
  • Increased obesity

Pg. 32-35, Lawrence J. Epstein, Steve Mardon, 2007, “The Harvard Medical School Guide To A Good Night’s Sleep,” McGraw Hill, New York.Page 36, Sheila Laverty, 1997, “The Healing Power of Sleep, How to Achieve Restorative Sleep Naturally,” Simon and Schuster.

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