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Sep 21, 2010

Are you getting enough sleep? My guest Dr. James B. Maas, author of "Power Sleep," will tell you that to be a peak performer, you need to be fully alert, dynamic, energetic, in a good mood, and cognitively sharp. You must be able to concentrate, remember, make critical and creative decisions, communicate persuasively and be productive all day long. NONE of this is possible without quality sleep. Furthermore, healthy sleep has been proven to be the single most important determinant in predicting longevity. It is more influential than diet, exercise or heredity, but our modern culture has become a study in sleep deprivation. We must learn to value sleep, yet most of us know very little about the incredibly varied activity that occurs during the course of each night and how it affects health, happiness and performance. You will learn: o Why are 100 million Americans sleep deprived? o What are the consequences for thinking, performance and lifespan? o What are the different stages of nocturnal sleep and how important are they to daytime functioning? o How much sleep do you need to function well? o Can you decrease your need for sleep and remain efficient? o How can you reduce travel fatigue? o Do you need less sleep as you get older? o Is napping healthy? o What causes insomnia? o What are the four golden rules and 10 sleep strategies that will assure you a great night's sleep? In addition, today is World Gratitude Day, and my guest Todd Aaron Jensen, author of a new book about gratitude, will tell you about the wonders of having a grateful state of mind. You also can listen to Gratitude Week on Gab with the Gurus, which took place in July. Here info about it to listen: