Always Make Sure You Get Enough Sleep
April 26, 2007 2:48pm CST
They say that trying to perform everyday task without the benefit of enough sleep is like trying to do these things while drunk. Some people feel that they know themselves well enough to take the risk, but this is never a good idea. My brother in law is the perfect example. He had gotten into a car accident by falling asleep behind the wheel. No one was badly hurt, but thank God he learned a lesson from it. To bad, the next time he didn't get enough sleep the consequences were much worse. He had finished his shift as a manager in a well known resturant in California. He was so tired, that instead of risking driving home, he fell asleep in the bar area of the resturant. Well, when he was found, they fired him, accusing him of drinking and passing out on the job. My brother-in-law does not drink, he does not even allow people to drink in his house. However, he was not able to fight the charges and was forced to look for another job. Make sure this never happens to you.
3 people like this
27 Apr 07
Sleep is important for a LOT of reasons. One reason that you probably haven't thought about is your metabolism. If you want to loose weight, for example, controlling your diet is less important than exercise. Most people know that. But exercise is less important than getting good sleep. I learned this fairly recently, when I discovered I had a sleeping disorder. My doctor also told me that if my sleep problems continued I would have a stroke. Medics say that modern people do not get enough sleep. Each individual needs a certain amount of hours to completely rehabilitate his/her powers. On the average, an adult requires 8-9 hours of night"s sleep. Many, however, get to sleep 7 hours or less. Even a slight deprivation of night's sleep can negatively affect one's health. According to the studies conducted by the University of Pennsylvania, those who slept for six hours were later diagnosed with increase of certain chemicals in blood associated with heart diseases and diabetes. Bottom line: Sleep is very important.
• Palatka, Florida
26 Apr 07
That's ashame. I mean not your brother just what happend to him and they fired him. he should of asked for a breath test. I know I learned I had to have my sleep before work or I was like really cranky. So it is bad not to get enough sleep.
• United States
30 Apr 07
I don't drink either, but I have to take pain medication and it does tend to make me sleepy at times during the day, so I have to make sure I get plenty of sleep for it to wear off, because I could fall asleep too. I don't drive when I am too tired. I'm sorry for all his troubles, hope he can somehow make the situation right and clear his name.