Peter Tripp’s experiences are a fairly accurate case study of the consequences of sleep deprivation. A 2005 National Sleep Foundation poll investigated the relationship between sleep and the emotional health of teenagers (National Sleep Foundation, 2005). In a study of 44 college students, where half had 8 hours of sleep and half pulled an “all-nighter,” those without sleep performed statistically worse than those with a full night of sleep.
Read about nutritional health and wellness from a Christian perspective in Christian Paths to Health and Wellness. The top five snack foods are listed in figure 8.1 (Food Institute Report, 2002). It is through the science of nutrition that you will understand the digestive process, the role of macro and micro nutrients, and practical methods for ensuring nutritional balance.