Work life balance? We solve this problem by tracking how people sleep, how much time they stay in bed, and how much they are social.
“Our findings suggest that having the same amount of time in bed — hours or days — isn’t enough to make the difference between rich and poor sleepers. So we need to tackle the notion of brain-fueled “dreaming” that previously was thought to be the cause. This suggests that sleep is not a mere mental state, but a neural state that is shaped by environmental factors such as social life. The amount of sleep depends on the environment of sleep, which is why studies on childhood sleep patterns have shown that longer nights may be associated with better scores in school.”
This won’t be the last time we find out that drowsiness is not something that’s just a human fault, but may be due to the environment we’re living in. That’s why reading a book, sitting in a busy room, or being out on a long stroll can impact the quality of sleep that we need for our well-being.