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Early to bed, early to rise . . . Reflections on Sleeping

I sleep well.  When I go to bed at night, I sleep restfully until it’s time get to up and I wake up in a good mood.  I’m one of those annoying people who wakes up humming and cheerful.  I hear people talk about waking several times during the night then struggling to get back to sleep and I realize that happens to me very rarely.  The rare occasions I wake during the night, I usually go right back to sleep.  I have bad nights every so often – nights that for whatever reason I don’t sleep well but they are few and far between; I would guess in the last year, I’ve had fewer than ten nights of poor sleep, almost all of them in hotels.  Generally, I sleep well and wake well rested.  I am apparently in the minority.  Americans generally do not sleep well or enough.

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