No matter what the reason is, all the challenges or barriers hindering proper sleep are treatable if one is willing to. Beneath such challenges, there is something with much fundamentality and this is inadequate respect towards sleep itself (Para 20-23). The culture is such that it mostly believes in glorifying individuals who do not sleep. For example, the former president of France, Sarkozy boasted the fact that he worked very hard and hardly ever managed to sleep. What Thatcher’s article “Sleep is for wimps” describes is also something resonating from the sense that it questions those who sleep appropriately (Para 24).
An interesting turn is taken by the article in the direction of what can be done to improvise the conditions of those not sleeping appropriately and what measures individuals can take at their own level. The author quotes Sick Kids Lab as an example to an institute that fosters health consciousness through appropriate sleep and rest (Para 26). In comparison with sleep medicine among paediatrics in U.S, the poor neighbor is Canada. It is not just training or even managing to import sufficient specialists helping people to rest. The demand however has been on the rise and will continue to do so (Para 27). Until 8 years from now, apnea was seen by Doctor Narang, sleep medicine director as something that happens only 1-5 percent children in good health among kids mostly between 2 and 8 years of age (Para 28). However, the trend has changed and it demands more support from the external environment than it ever did before.
On the other hand, there are other individuals such as the Canadian writer, and Carl Honore who think that it is the fault of the parents (para 37). This may be partly true especially from the perspective of the article. It is parent’s fault in the sense as revealed by Honore that parents outsource their children to other activities after school and then make them to stay up late so that they are able to spend some more time with their children (Para 37). For Honore, these children are tired and are predicted casualties of the culture that involves hurrying to finish the race and running as fast as one can to finish the race (Para 38). There is some quiet unique from this perspective in what Honore says and this lies in the new merger between non-stop economic growth and the newer technology (Para 39). This merger results in a storm that distorts something as basic as sleep as well.
By the end of the article, Katherine explore those people who have managed to keep success and sleep to integrate (Para 41). Even after the stubborn and aversive of sleep based culture, there are individuals who have managed to give newer steps by which rest is possible to attain. Especially for researchers the author acknowledges, the field is a rich one and there is much scope as well as opportunities (Para 41). In a study by Gruber at McGill University for example, it was found that allowing kids aged 7-11 only half an hour more sleeping hours for 5 consecutive nights led towards more alertness and less impulsive behavior. And, on the other hand, when children were deprived of only 1 hour of sleep, it resulted in producing opposite influences. The age group that is most deprived of sleep are teenagers (Para 42). Even though their late risings and late bed times appear to be ordinary egotism, actually this is the consequence of brain chemistry of adolescents (Para 23). In a much serious context, as per the article, studies have revealed that drivers in their teen ages who start working at early hours have more likeliness of having car accident on their way to school (Para 43). There are several school projects which have been initiated in order to bring forward a change and allow some rest to the children (Para 44). For example Sam Miceli, a sympathetic principal from Eastern Commerce, set the time for school at 10 am which allowed more rest and sleep possible.