Women who get less than the recommended eight hours sleep a night are at higher risk of heart disease and heart-related problems than men with the same sleeping patterns.
Research by the University of Warwick and University College London has found that levels of inflammatory markers vary significantly with sleep duration in women, but not men.
I dream to sleep like a baby - to fall deep in slumber without a care in the world and without nightmares haunting...My sleeping pattern, most probably like others in the same hemisphere (especially students), varies according to the seasons. Eight hours during summer is utterly impossible although on occasions, I do insist on it - made possible during the women's time of the month.
Back home, I remember being prohibited to sleep during Maghrib, for fear of being disturbed by syaitan. As a child, I remember falling asleep at dusk one day, later waking up feeling numb and heavy headed. And, what did the elderly say?
"Tulah... orang dah kata, jangan tidur masa senja, masa Maghrib...Pergi mandi cepat!"
[I told you! Never sleep during sunset or dusk! Now, go and take your shower quick!]
However, over here, the days can stretch so long during summer that Maghrib is at 9.30pm. Hence, it is impossible to NOT have the children sleep during Maghrib, if not before!