â€œEarly to bed and early to rise makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise.â€ – Attributed to Benjamin Franklin
The programmer disagrees. A clever graphic has resurfaced for its round on the internet. It shows that the programmer finds the only productive work by â€œburning the midnight candle.â€ Sleeplessness is worn like a badge of honor. But thereâ€™s a tension in this: rest is an imperative. When we rest and how we rest is a murky question we fumble with all through our lives. The new parent cannot sleep as much as a college student. A college student cannot rest as much as an infant. We are left then with the gray areas of murky decisions.
How much sleep does someone need? And when should we sleep? And when have our late nights turned into restless hearts? [Read more…] about Sleep and the Graduate Life (Scholar’s Compass)