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08:48 pm: found this while surfin the news at my internship. karen joe, this is for you. or, rather, this is for us and the sleep deprivation debate case we never constructed...

Sleep-deprived teenagers dozing off at school, elsewhere

WASHINGTON A poll shows American kids aren't getting enough shut-eye.

The National Sleep Foundation says more than 25 percent of children say they've fallen asleep in class and only 20 percent get the recommended nine hours of sleep on school nights. The survey also says many arrive late to school because of oversleeping and others are driving drowsy.

The poll found that sixth-graders were sleeping an average of eight-point-four hours on school nights and 12th-graders just six-point-nine. Lack of sleep has been linked to less focused attention during non-sleep hours, and increased risk of obesity, diabetes, heart disease and infections.

The National Sleep Foundation's executive director says parents, educators and teenagers themselves should make sleep a priority.

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in other news...

-i was so angry at work on sunday i almost walked out. the practical side of kimmie kicked in (as usual), and kept me from leaving, seeing as walking out would have been fiscally irresponsible.
-i'm a tad bit stressed over the news package due in marty's class on wed. doubting my skills, or lack thereof, already...
-we're leaving for nationals on thursday and i don't know when i'm going to have time to do laundry or pack. my DI is my baby. and i want my baby to do well. i don't see myself breaking, but i do see myself having a blast with the rest of the D1 folks! and hopefully seeing miss tracey and jenny :)
-i can't wait to go home... I CANNOT WAIT TO GO HOME!!!!!!!!!!!!! i miss my family. that includes my cats. let me say that one more time...

I CANNOT WAIT TO GO HOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

that is all... <333


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Date:March 28th, 2006 06:55 am (UTC)
Don't say that! I could totally see you breaking.

I feel you though about the sleep deprivation.
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Date:March 28th, 2006 07:20 am (UTC)

Your DI rocks my socks. I'm not even wearing socks, and yet they are thoroughly rocked. You will be great.
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Date:March 28th, 2006 11:07 am (UTC)
Sleep deprivation is a phrase that wussy people made up as an excuse for not conforming to the rigiorous and stressful antics of a fourty hour work week, school, family, social and leisure lifestyle. I think that everyone should pick up insomnia as a necessity. Just think of how many hours of dismal sleep denied productivity people are missing out on when they sleep.
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Date:March 29th, 2006 06:56 am (UTC)
Why would you say you don't see yourself breaking? I personally think your prose is one of the funniest I've seen in a long time, even with the fact that the majority of proses this year made me want to jump out of the nearest window.
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Date:March 30th, 2006 10:24 am (UTC)
i <3 you all...
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