kli-yug IS TAKING TOLL ON
THROUGH SLEEP DERIVATION
On this PVAF web site the knowledge of SCIENCES OF
CREATION AND LIFE called veD
is continually shared to
MAKE YOUR TOMORROW HAPPIER
WITH THE USE OF KNOWLEDGE OF
LIFE SCIENCES YOU ACQUIRE....
The science of the phenomenon experienced by humans and all living beings
known as SLEEP is starting to be researched
and understood. But the current science knows very little about sleep except for
- that all humans need daily sleep of 7 to 10
hours depending on age, health and work one performs daily;
- that humans in industrialized countries has made
the daily focus on acquiring wealth and sustaining the amount of wealth
through greed, jealousy and discontentment as a prime life function;
- and then the use of material amenities bought
from the wealth in their daily life is creating shortage of time in a day of
- the shortage of time is made up by shortening
daily sleep as humans still cannot increase the 24 hours in a day;
- and the shortening of daily sleep is causing all
kinds of physical, mental, emotional and spiritual diseases, life barriers and
In the last few years the current science has find out more and more
frightening news about the above facts of SLEEP
some of which you will find in the archive of AASHRAM NEWS. But humanity in
search of wealth is not heeding to the above known and proven facts deadly to
life and happiness.....because of LACK OF KNOWLEDGE
ABOUT SCIENCES OF CREATION AND LIFE called veD....
Some basic understanding of the process of SLEEP
from veD texts can be reviewed at
TODAY'S VED LESSON by clicking on the
preceding red highlite....this knowledge will caution your more not to sleep
deprive yourself as sleep has to do more with your
aat`maa (soul) than your body....veD
says that depravations of your aat`maa
ultimately shows up as malfunctions in your body as diseases, broken parts,
unfuctional parts, over-functioning parts, under-functioning parts...and so on
Now science has found more disturbing facts about shortening of
normal sleep in students....to read this news which may help you to avert
the pending long term disaster in your life as a parent or as a student please
click on the Canadian
Globe and Mail: Health article or click on
the next line to read the article on this web site.....
Sleep deprivation leaves
prone to depression
By CAROLINE ALPHONSO
Globe and Mail: Health: Monday, February 9,
2004 - Page A7
Sleep deprivation can compromise learning, affect memory and cause
irritability among schoolchildren. Now, a new study shows that it can take yet
another toll on students -- depression and low self-esteem.
Middle-school students who get fewer hours of sleep because of homework or other
distractions should be of concern to parents and teachers because of the
"psychosocial" consequences, Jean Rhodes, a psychology professor at the
University of Massachusetts in Boston, said yesterday.
"When you have had one of those nights where you stayed up late and got up
early, you don't feel as good about yourself. Everything looks a little bit less
appealing," Dr. Rhodes said. Adolescents should ideally get nine hours of sleep
a night, some studies have shown.
But Dr. Rhodes found that those aged 11 to 14 were getting about seven hours or
less, especially because they spent more time on the computer doing homework and
"Elevated levels of depression and drops in self-esteem are seen as inevitable
hallmarks of adolescence," Dr. Rhodes said. "Yet these results suggest that such
changes are partially linked to a variable -- sleep -- that is largely under
individual, parental and even school control."
In her study, published in the journal Child Development, Dr. Rhodes followed
approximately 2,200 Illinois pupils over a thee-year period from Grades 6 to 8.
Students answered multiple-choice surveys on the number of hours they slept each
night, as well their mood, what they thought of their physical appearance and
their school grades. From the data collected, Dr. Rhodes concluded that less
sleep is a factor in low self-esteem and feelings of depression. Girls, she
said, had a harder time than boys in getting enough sleep.
Students who got less sleep in the sixth grade showed signs of low self-esteem
and symptoms of depression. Similarly, students who received less sleep over the
three-year period reported heightened levels of depressive symptoms and lower
self-esteem, the study stated.
In an interview yesterday, Dr. Rhodes said adolescents need as much sleep as
elementary schoolchildren because their bodies are going through a variety of
changes and they're sleeping much lighter as they get older.
Officials at middle and high schools should consider starting the school day
later in the morning, so that students can catch more hours under the covers.
Also, parents should set earlier bedtimes for their children, Dr. Rhodes said.
"We need to think about sleep as a public-health issue the same way we think
about drug and alcohol prevention, buckling up [seat belts] and all those other
things. Sleep is something that affects mental health and we need to think about
it that way," she said.
Colin Shapiro, director of the Sleep and Alertness Clinic at Toronto Western
Hospital, agrees that schools should start later in the morning, especially for
teenagers. They need more sleep over time because their bodies are changing and
many are balancing part-time jobs along with school.
Dr. Shapiro said this study, along with others, show that sleep duration has
more of an impact than people appreciate. Studies have shown that school
performance is linked to sleep, Dr. Shapiro said. "What this study is saying is
that it doesn't only affect your performance . . . but now it's having an effect
on your mood and self-esteem," he said.