Extra! Korea

January 18, 2010

Must-read for Koreans: You cannot recapture lost sleep

Filed under: health — extrakorea @ 3:00 pm

Anyone living in Korea knows that Koreans don’t get enough sleep (either through insomnia or by being forced to work long days). You can see people here dozing off anywhere: on the subway, on the bus, in class, in the office, etc. This is a sure sign of sleep deprivation.
A recent study suggest that you cannot recapture lost sleep. That is, even if you “catch up” on sleep lost during the weekdays by sleeping in on the weekends, you will still suffer the ill effects of chronic sleep deprivation. Here is a video on the subject.


  1. The idea that you need catching up at all shows lack of toughness and discipline.

    Comment by The Korean — January 18, 2010 @ 9:47 pm

    • Sleep is for wimps.

      Comment by extrakorea — January 19, 2010 @ 1:33 am

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