Wednesday, November 4, 2009
It's official. Retirees sleep better that working folks. Gosh! What a surprise.
A recent Finnish study entitled "Effect of Retirement on Sleep Disturbances: the GAZEL Prospective Cohort Study" concluded that retirees sleep a lot better than people who work. You probably suspected that this might the case.
Surely you can imagine the soporific effect of spending the day reading a good book in a hammock as opposed to working like a dog and being chewed out by your boss. But now it's no longer conjecture. The study reported "repeated measurements [that] provide strong evidence for a substantial and sustained decrease in sleep disturbances following retirement." So now it has been proven: retirement equals better sleep. The improvement in sleep was more pronounced in men than in women, but both groups registered significant improvement in sleep.
Need a good night's sleep? Perhaps retirement is for you. Sweet dreams!