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Old 06-25-2012, 12:08 PM
 
Location: Tennessee/Michigan
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Old 06-26-2012, 08:39 AM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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First of all, NO, I don't want to live to be 100. My parents lived to 93 and 98, and that is an indignity I would rather be spared.

Second, easier said than done. When those researchers are in their 80s, and are perfectly free to sleep as long as they want, they will see how difficult it is to force yourself to get more sleep after your body wakes up on its own. However, they probably have a valid point about not depriving yourself of needed sleep in your younger years.

The important thing is the quality of your senior years, not the quantity of them.
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Old 06-26-2012, 05:29 PM
 
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First of all, NO, I don't want to live to be 100. My parents lived to 93 and 98, and that is an indignity I would rather be spared.

Second, easier said than done. When those researchers are in their 80s, and are perfectly free to sleep as long as they want, they will see how difficult it is to force yourself to get more sleep after your body wakes up on its own. However, they probably have a valid point about not depriving yourself of needed sleep in your younger years.

The important thing is the quality of your senior years, not the quantity of them.
Couldn't agree more.
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