From the Publisher: Dec 17 1990

Brrrriiiing! That's the alarm clock going off, and now that everyone's wide awake, let's talk about sleep. Nobody can do without it, and most people -- including journalists at TIME -- don't get enough. While writing this week's cover story on sleep deprivation, associate editor Anastasia Toufexis realized "how little sleep I get -- typically six to seven hours." For this story, she got even less, pulling an all-nighter to meet a deadline. As TIME's Business editor for three years, Charles Alexander says he was "notorious for staying at work all night and grabbing a few hours of sleep in my...

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