Arianna Huffington (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/arianna-huffington/sleep-challenge-2010-i-...) has a sleep challenge for women.
Her logic is that women have accomplished so much thay we could accomplish more if we are well rested. I read her opening blog for the series that women should literally sleep their way to the top. She has scarry facts that women are more sleep deprived than men and awful statistics like Single working women and working moms with young kids get less than an hour and a half of the 7.5-hour minimum the human body needs to function.
Hmmmm. This makes sense to me, but with everything I try to do (whether I need to do it or have to do it, I'm not for sure) I don't know when I would sleep. It is almost midnight here and I taught school today, left work to nurse baby girl, went back to work, picked up the kids, did my Weight Watcher's points, got dressed up, went to a Chamber Banquet, got the kids, came home, and now I' m writing because I am thinking about all this. My husband, of course, is sleeping. Now, he worked all day as well. He worked hard, all after getting up at 4 with our 2 year old. But, he's sleeping. Why do women (I know I'm not the only one) feel we need to do this? Why don't we go to bed? I have this urge to prove myself to everyone and my sleep suffers, so the rest of me suffers. Yeah, it's a vicious cycle but the reason I create the cycle is the root of it.