Rob Lowe Reveals
“I cherish my sleep,” Rob Lowe reveals in a recent interview with USA TODAY, keeping the exact number a mystery but assuring it’s not an alarming 12 hours. The 59-year-old actor even takes naps in his SUV between work gigs, expertly setting up with an eye mask and noise-canceling headphones for optimal comfort.
Lowe joins a growing list of celebrities revealing their unique sleep habits. Dakota Johnson made headlines for her ability to easily sleep 14 hours a day, while Cameron Diaz stirred discussion advocating for a “sleep divorce.”
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), adults aged 18 to 60 should aim for at least seven hours of sleep, with specific recommendations for different age groups. Insufficient sleep is associated with various health issues, including high blood pressure, diabetes, obesity, cognitive decline, and mental health problems. But what about the potential problems of oversleeping?
Excessive sleep may indicate underlying health concerns, particularly if accompanied by daytime fatigue. Neurobiologist Catherine Franssen advises paying attention to waking hours and seeking medical advice if fatigue persists. Sleep apnea or narcolepsy could be potential culprits.
Depression can also influence sleep patterns, leading to either increased or decreased sleep. Some studies suggest a link between prolonged sleep and later-life chronic illnesses, but context matters. Dr. Franssen notes that a healthy lifestyle and ruling out other health issues are crucial considerations.
While celebrities may spotlight their sleep habits, it’s essential to remember that individual sleep needs vary. Genetics can play a role, and some people naturally require more sleep. Dr. Franssen encourages a non-judgmental approach to diverse biological rhythms.
In an ideal scenario, consistent sleep patterns contribute to overall health. Although life’s unpredictability may disrupt routines, acknowledging the importance of quality sleep is crucial. Dr. Franssen appreciates celebrities sparking conversations about better sleep but emphasizes doing so in a supportive, non-judgmental manner.