You're not getting enough sleep—and it's killing you

(arstechnica.com)

The decimation of sleep throughout industrialized nations is having a catastrophic impact on our health, our wellness, even the safety and education of our children. It's a silent sleep-loss epidemic. It's fast becoming one of the greatest challenges we face in the 21st century.

Sleep is something that a lot of people are forfeiting for something else, but it is quite “expensive”. One of the problems that I’m struggling with is staying awake when seated. If I’m a bit too comfortable, then I’ll fall asleep within seconds. So I sit on wooden chairs or not at all. This allows me to stay awake.