September 17, 2014
Last week, Verlo’s chief marketing officer Scott Baitinger participated in an event sponsored by the NASA Social program, which allows social media gurus to learn and share information about NASA’s missions, people, and programs. Through the program, Scott was afforded the opportunity to attend NASA’s Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans, LA, and witness the manufacturing of the core stage of the Space Launch System (SLS), which is NASA’s new heavy-lift rocket that will send humans deeper into space than ever before.
While there, Scott came across interesting information regarding sleep (among other things, of course!). He learned of a sleep study conducted by NASA that addressed how sleep deprivation affects astronauts. The findings were reported in an article written by Eric Barker and entitled, 4 things NASA can teach you about a good night’s sleep, in the online magazine, The Week.
The study offers surprising insights, such as “After two weeks of six hours of sleep a night, you’re legally drunk,” as well as tips for getting more sleep. (I have to admit, I got a kick out of Scott sharing this sleep study because, ironically, he rarely gets enough sleep. Scott is an admitted night owl and workaholic, with an addiction to his electronic devices. He is probably one of the biggest offenders of all four of the study’s recommendations!)
Check out the article; it’s fascinating.