Stats - Sleep Deprivation - Cancer
The application of stats and everything that goes with it in scientology keeps staff members and some public in a continuous state of anxiety. This is coupled with the long hours of work put in by staff members and especially in the higher orgs. Most staff and some public suffer from sleep deprivation in two ways.
The sleep they get is of short duration. What sleep they do get is troubled by anxiety produced from worry about keeping the stats up.
Sleep that takes place over a long duration in an untroubled state of rest produces remarkably therapeutic effects. All the muscles in the body relax allowing toxins to release from the muscle tissue that would not do so while the muscles were tense as is the case when awake, never mind under stress or duress. The body produces melatonin during sleep http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Melatonin
. During sleep various healing processes in the body are accelerated.
Not only does sleep deprivation contribute to lowered defenses against mind control techniques but it also has deleterious physical effects.
I am not aware of scientific studies done on the effects of sleep deprivation, but I suspect that sleep deprivation could be a contributing factor to the high incidence of cancer among scientology staff members, especially in the sea organization.
While a person lives in the must-get-your-stat-up environment they cannot get a good sleep that is long enough, deep enough or relaxed enough to gain much of sleep's benefits. I suspect the deleterious effects accumulate over time.
For those scientologists lurking this is the place I would normally taunt you about your stats. This time I'm not going to do that. I'm going to ask a question that has concern for you in it.
How is your health?