It's been two weeks since I wrote my last blog. Quite a lot has happened in the past two weeks, and I want to share a couple of my learnings to date about TRIP.
Second is that finding a research topic is a lot harder than I anticipated. Two weeks ago, I had lots of ideas that I thought were good. I was inspired by topics like water pollution, over-the-counter drug addiction, and others. All sound exciting and meaningful. But I soon realized how impractical they are once I needed to turn the topic into measurable results over a three-week period. That thinking process finally took me to an idea that feels very personal to me, that is sleep deprivation. I never get that much sleep due to extracurricular and school work. My parents and my pediatrician constantly warn me that 8 hours of sleep is vital for good brain function. It made me wonder: if someone has to give up sleep time, is there a minimum number of hours that you can give away but cause relatively less damage to your health? And can sleep deprivation be reversed by catch-up sleep? That became the topic for my research.
Until next time, stay healthy and wish you at least 8 hours of sleep each day.