Why Is Sleeping Now Viewed as a Lazy Activity?

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    Apr 16, 2014 2:07 AM GMT
    NYT: We’ve actually conquered sleep in a more insidious way. We’ve shown that sleep is an element of continuous functioning. Instead of being a strange, wild, mysterious Land of Nod whose purpose we don’t fully understand, sleep has been colonized by our ambition, becoming just another zone of the day to be farmed for productivity, generating new components necessary for performance like serotonin and healthy glial cells. Crary suggests that we despise sleep because “the stunning, inconceivable reality is that nothing of value can be extracted from it."

    And thus sleep becomes just another burden.

    There is another side to life. The side in which we don’t do, but just be. Sleep best represents this side of life. We cannot control our dreams; so often we appear in them other than we wish to be, or fear we are. It’s what I loved most about drifting in and out of sleep as a child: the sense that I was falling apart, my acting and willing self collapsing under a curious influx of thoughts and fantasies whose provenance I couldn’t figure out. By day, my life had to be purpose-driven; by night, it was reigned by mystery. The night life seemed all the more wondrous for its ungovernability.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2014/03/23/magazine/how-did-sleep-become-so-nightmarish.html?ref=health
  • MikeW

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    Apr 16, 2014 2:29 AM GMT
    It isn't. Don't believe the bunk in the NYT.
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    Apr 16, 2014 2:30 AM GMT
    I hate this.
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    Apr 16, 2014 2:38 AM GMT
    Snaz saidI hate this.
    It's lazy journalism. People get paid to write this idiot shit just to keep eyeballs looking at ad space.
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    Apr 16, 2014 2:41 AM GMT
    I LOVE to sleep! Just wished it didn't include an alarm clock!
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    Apr 16, 2014 2:45 AM GMT
    because the powers that be would prefer you to be a broke, stressed-out, shopaholic, workaholic fucking idiot, that's why
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    Apr 16, 2014 2:50 AM GMT
    Sleeping excessively is lazy. All excesses are bad.
  • MikeW

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    Apr 16, 2014 3:03 AM GMT
    tj85016 saidbecause the powers that be would prefer you to be a broke, stressed-out, shopaholic, workaholic fucking idiot, that's why
    Yep. They tell us how they want us to see ourselves, too.
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    Apr 16, 2014 3:06 AM GMT
    Sleep is quite important as our brains and rest of our systems go into maintenance mode. Unless you have a genetic anomaly that requires you have little to no sleep, human species require an adequate sleep cycle.
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    Apr 16, 2014 3:42 AM GMT
    This is what journalists call a "thumbsucker". Reporter has deadline. Reporter doesn't know what to write. Reporter sucks thumb and pulls out this crap.
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    Apr 16, 2014 4:10 AM GMT
    ElectroShark saidThis is what journalists call a "thumbsucker". Reporter has deadline. Reporter doesn't know what to write. Reporter sucks thumb and pulls out this crap.
    Yep
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    Apr 16, 2014 4:37 AM GMT
    MikeW said
    Snaz saidI hate this.
    It's lazy journalism. People get paid to write this idiot shit just to keep eyeballs looking at ad space.


    Oh
    Wow... yea it seemed like bullshit filler... I wasn't aware this is a ploy...

    Wooooooow.
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    Apr 16, 2014 4:38 AM GMT
    MikeW said
    tj85016 saidbecause the powers that be would prefer you to be a broke, stressed-out, shopaholic, workaholic fucking idiot, that's why
    Yep. They tell us how they want us to see ourselves, too.


    Yeaaaa I've seen this too... Its really intense I hate this.

    Lathrop, California = this
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    Apr 16, 2014 6:40 AM GMT
    I tried to get at least 6-8 hrs full a night. I get really bitchy and cranky if I sleep for only like 3-4 hrs. I love naps too like 1-2 hrs. You woke up, all refreshed and ready to go. It's not really a lazy activity if it's great for your health.
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    Apr 16, 2014 6:54 AM GMT
    MikeW said
    tj85016 saidbecause the powers that be would prefer you to be a broke, stressed-out, shopaholic, workaholic fucking idiot, that's why
    Yep. They tell us how they want us to see ourselves, too.


    Plus we should be considerate and die before we get old enough to be a burden on the state.
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    Apr 16, 2014 7:06 AM GMT
    Ohno said
    MikeW said
    tj85016 saidbecause the powers that be would prefer you to be a broke, stressed-out, shopaholic, workaholic fucking idiot, that's why
    Yep. They tell us how they want us to see ourselves, too.
    Plus we should be considerate and die before we get old enough to be a burden on the state.
    Or collect the social security that was deducted from our paychecks our entire working lives.
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    Apr 16, 2014 7:47 AM GMT
    MikeW said
    Ohno said
    MikeW said
    tj85016 saidbecause the powers that be would prefer you to be a broke, stressed-out, shopaholic, workaholic fucking idiot, that's why
    Yep. They tell us how they want us to see ourselves, too.
    Plus we should be considerate and die before we get old enough to be a burden on the state.
    Or collect the social security that was deducted from our paychecks our entire working lives.


    That money is needed for bailouts and tax cuts for wealth creators, sorry.
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    Apr 16, 2014 10:00 AM GMT
    MuchMoreThanMuscle said
    Xavier92 saidSleeping excessively is lazy. All excesses are bad.


    You're averaging roughly 1,000 posts per month. That's pretty excessive.


    Lol! But what else is there to do if you live on an island....
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    Apr 16, 2014 10:29 AM GMT
    Ohno said
    MikeW said
    Ohno said
    MikeW said
    tj85016 saidbecause the powers that be would prefer you to be a broke, stressed-out, shopaholic, workaholic fucking idiot, that's why
    Yep. They tell us how they want us to see ourselves, too.
    Plus we should be considerate and die before we get old enough to be a burden on the state.
    Or collect the social security that was deducted from our paychecks our entire working lives.


    That money is needed for bailouts and tax cuts for wealth creators, sorry.


    Obama says "leave no deadbeat banker behind"
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    Apr 16, 2014 11:34 AM GMT
    It's all part of the culture we live in; there's a huge and constant pressure to always be increasing or accumulating or experiencing. Sleep is the breakdown of that, an enforced, inevitable regime that afflicts the richest as much as the poorest.

    I personally don't think this is a healthy attitude. People who are so focussed on the above seem to increase but never really grow, accumulate but never really develop, and experience without really any joy. It's why i think good sleep hygiene (ie. Getting 8 hours) has such a huge effect on personal well being. It's accepting that you don't always have to bend to the wave of pressure, that you don't always have to be on the search for more, that being rested is just as important as feeling exhausted.
  • Import

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    Apr 16, 2014 2:29 PM GMT
    I wish I could sleep more. Nothing is better than waking up from a restful 9 to 10 hour sleep sesh.
    It feels amazing.
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    Apr 16, 2014 2:32 PM GMT
    Erik101 said
    MuchMoreThanMuscle said
    Xavier92 saidSleeping excessively is lazy. All excesses are bad.


    You're averaging roughly 1,000 posts per month. That's pretty excessive.


    Lol! But what else is there to do if you live on an island....


    Says the Americunt.
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    Apr 16, 2014 2:35 PM GMT
    thanks for the article:
    someone close to me has a lot of difficulty sleeping ,
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    Apr 16, 2014 3:34 PM GMT
    Ohno said
    MikeW said
    tj85016 saidbecause the powers that be would prefer you to be a broke, stressed-out, shopaholic, workaholic fucking idiot, that's why
    Yep. They tell us how they want us to see ourselves, too.


    Plus we should be considerate and die before we get old enough to be a burden on the state.


    You first.
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    Apr 16, 2014 3:55 PM GMT
    I like to have a good brisk nap every day.