All because two people fell in love...

We met in February 1989, started dating in May, and got married in September. And Josh came *almost* 11 months later, just in case y'all were wondering. And then no more came. We waited, and waited, and then Lauren decided to make her debut in May 1995 (5 weeks early), and then Kayley 1997, Jacob 1998, Krissy 2001, Lindsey 2004 & Joey 2006. We lived in Texas until 2005, and then we moved to Arkansas, just about 25 miles north of Texarkana, Texas. Fortunately all my children are Texans (and my handsome husband) because Texans are just cool. Wish I was a Texan... but husband had to settle with a California gal, which I think is pretty cool too.

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Maybe this is what's wrong with me! Josh laughed too! LOL!!

Study: Just One Poor Night's Sleep May Prompt Dangerous Shutdowns in the Brain

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

All it takes is one night of tossing and turning to make the brain unstable, according to a new study from an international coalition of researchers. Researchers said the sudden shutdowns in the brain that result from sleep deprivation could lead to potentially dangerous mistakes or accidents. “The main finding is that the brain of the sleep-deprived individual is working normally sometimes, but intermittently suffers from something akin to power failure,” Harvard University's Dr. Clifford Saper, an expert unaffiliated with the study, told the Journal of Neuroscience. The study was conducted on 24 adults who were asked to perform simple tasks involving visual attention. Participants performed the tasks when they were well-rested and when they had missed a night's sleep. Using MRI, the researchers found significant, momentary lapses in several areas of the brains of people who were sleep-deprived. “To my knowledge, this is one of the first studies to look carefully at brain imaging during lapses of consciousness after sleep deprivation, the equivalent of ‘blanking out,’” said Dr. Emmanuel Mignot, at Stanford University, who was not involved in the study.
The study, which will appear in the May 21 issue of the
Journal of Neuroscience, was performed collaboratively by researchers at the Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School in Singapore, the University of Michigan, and the University of Pennsylvania.

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Mike and Heidi said...

Heidi- Can I get your taco salad recipe? It was super good... Mike would love it. Thanks!