I was suffering from sleep disorder and now sleep with a CPAP breathing machine that enables me to sleep all night long ["10 Reasons Not to Skimp on Sleep," usnews.com October 16]. Since I have been using it, coupled with exercise, I have lost 25 pounds in about six weeks. So sleep is important. I had the sleep test done because my doctor said he believed that my chest pains were due to lack of sleep. He ordered the test, and I'm thankful to this day that he caught it.
Comment by Reggie of MO
I think it is important that school districts are informed of the benefits of sleep to adolescents. Schools often start at 6 in the morning, and kids have difficulty getting to sleep on such schedules. I sleep through many of my classes to make up for it.
Comment by Savanneigh of CO
If we're really tuned into our own bodies (all of life's distractions included), we'd really know how much sleep is good for it. It's all about taking care of yourself. Don't burn the candle at both ends. "A man's got to know his limitations."
Comment by Russ of N Y
Most things described as problems resulting from lack of sleep are actually a result of stress. So the test is showing that people who stress get less rest. I can live on very little sleep and suffer none of these problems. The only thing I do suffer from is that I yawn more. The one thing that saves me from these afflictions is that I do not stress.
Comment by Jon Cleghorn of CA