Think you’ve got problems sleeping? Try sleeping in space… or not #science @astro_reid


Coincidence? A new study in Lancet Neurology found that astronauts do not get enough sleep and may rely on sleeping pills. Also today, ISS astronaut Reid Wiseman (also the number 1 twitter, vine, and photo user from space) tweeted about his sleeping problems…

The conclusions of the study include that sleep deficiency in astronauts is prevalent in space, and also in the months leading up to spaceflight. The study also concludes that sleeping problems needs to be addressed with countermeasures to promote sleep. A news article about the Lancet Neurology study is here.