Sunday, September 05, 2010

Sleep Debt

Guess the phrases above is no stranger to everyone out there? People accumulate sleep debt surreptitiously without any sense of consciousness. We tend to have "sleep debt" when we are in a rush for due date reports or presentations and all sorts of reasons that you can find out for yourselves, just to make you feel better. Sleep debt, by definition, is the difference between the amount of sleep you should be getting and the amount you actually get for each day.

Sleepdex.org has said that a person who loses ONE night's sleep will generally be irritable and clumsy during the next day. After missing TWO night's sleep, a person will have problems concentrating and will begin to make mistakes on normal tasks. THREE missed nights will cause a person starting to have hallucination and lose grasp of reality "like the one we get to watch in L.Di Caprio's recent creation - The Inception." Studies have found that sleep deprivation leads to worsened vision, impaired actions in daily lives and trouble remembering. Chronic effects include obesity and heart disease.

Oh no, is it that serious? Need not worry, there is still numerous of solutions to tackle such intricate issue! The good news is that, like all debt, it can be repaid with proper work being done. Having enough of sleep will enable your brain to undergo a restorative period to maintain the balance within your endocrine system and allows your organs to be back on track to function in an ordinary way.  Tacking on an extra hour or two of sleep a night is the way to catch up with the arrears of sleep. Go to bed when you are tired, and allow your body to wake you in the morning (NO alarm clock is allowed). Experts say that needing an alarm clock in order to wake up is a sign that you are sleep deprived. Yea dear, I shouldn't been complaining all my daily lives frustration and put them into excuses for my "sleep deprivation" throughout this year…Sorry for being emotional and rant over you! I will not starve myself again too. Well, I definitely need to start from here…(; 

I have attached here with a free sleep calculator, please have a go to calculate the right sleep hours for yourselves --> Sleep Calculator

For more in depth research, please visit Can You Catch Up on Lost Sleep and How to Pay Back sleep debt in Smart Way

Fun facts: It is known that law enforcement pros employ forced sleep deprivation to get people to have lower resistance to truth telling. It is hard to lie when you're sleepy…!!
















Blue Diamond No.17 Pineapple Tart - even have special certificate to prove it is all man-made from organic pineapple! Thanks Joshua for such lucrative souvenir from Taiwan!! For more info, please visit Dawn Cake.


Yang Can Bake - Sr. 1: Apple Crumble

Was traveling to Ipoh for a day trip with my mum yesterday. I have brought along my Master Chef mag that I've got in Australia last July to avoid those "Foreseen" boredom…Haa, not that serious yet d; Then found a recipe by Junior Master Chef, thought I can be a master chef too?! Therefore, I grabbed the opportunity to make the Apple Crumble that I've been craving for so long.




















Zesty Oranges - Subtle magic juice



















Crispy crumble top that resemblance crunchy butter cookies~



















Warm Apple Delight out from oven freshly~ Anyone?

Will post up the recipe here in the same post, please stay tune ^^ !! Till then, need to wash up all the utensils and dig-in my Apple Crumble...Yum yum yum...One more please !!!  
Just remember, Hot Crumbles are just the ticket for cold nights (;

Love,
Kev XOX

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