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What happens to your body when you don't get enough sleep

Discussion in 'Leaving Scientology' started by tesseract, Apr 8, 2017.

  1. tesseract

    tesseract Patron with Horrors

    What happens to your body when you don't get enough sleep

    Considering the conditions of Scientology staff, particularly Sea Org, this might be a juicy theme for a thread. And food for thought for some lurkers, Scientologist or not. :yes:
    Found the article as recommended reading ad below another Scientology related article someone recently posted.
    I've attached the infographic too in case the article is taken down and so that not every IP from here gets collected. If you'd like to save the picture, please use the above link because their version is less compressed and easier to read.


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  2. stephaniea44

    stephaniea44 New Member

  3. Enthetan

    Enthetan Master of Disaster

    More on the health effects of sleep deprivation

    Web MD

    More detailed article from National Institutes of Health

    And then there's the degree to which staff and Sea Org members are subjected to chronic, long-term stress

    Chronic stress and cancer risk

    Impact of stress on cancer metastasis

    Also, keep in mind that chronic stress combined with chronic sleep deprivation can have a combined impact greater than either might have alone.

    People on Solo NOTs are also subjected to long-term stress, from the constant regging, and worries about how to get together the money for the next six-month-checkup
  4. Tanchi

    Tanchi Patron with Honors

    This is bumpworthy info, imo. Ty
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  5. Tanchi

    Tanchi Patron with Honors

    I was never in COS, but I worked deep night shift for 15 years. Weekends, then flipped my sleep by Tue to pick up extra 1st and 2nd shifts at other places during the week. So..I had no routine sleep, meals, etc. I accomplished my financial goals, but now have health problems as a result of sleep deprivation. One is fibromyalgia. My doctor told me there are new studies that link nightworkers and fibro.
  6. theresajames

    theresajames New Member

  7. Tanchi

    Tanchi Patron with Honors

    Still bumpworthy, imo.
  8. Whattodo

    Whattodo Patron with Honors

    I've got a terrible body click pattern but just can't seem to snap out of it! Can't switch off or take myself to bed early
  9. strativarius

    strativarius Inveterate gnashnab & snoutband

    If I knew WTF a 'body click pattern' was I might be able to help you.
  10. Whattodo

    Whattodo Patron with Honors

    Haha I meant body clock, my phone!!!!
  11. Voodoo

    Voodoo Free Your Mind And Your Ass Will Follow

    Accidents. That's what happens.

    On one of the church renos projects one of our pro carpenters, a public Scientologist, cut his thumb off with a circular saw. As you can imagine, we were all suffering sleep deprivation.

    Fortunately, some quick thinking renos guys put his severed thumb back in place, bandaged it, and rushed him to the hospital. The docs were able to surgically reattach his thumb and save it.

    He told me later that he'd lost over half of his mobility in that thumb, and that the assists the church was giving him weren't helping at all. I was shocked to hear a Scientologist say such a thing at the time, but in my mind I quietly agreed with him. They'd never done me any good, either.