“Early to bed and early to rise makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise.” Easy for Ben Franklin to say. According to the CDC, more than a third of Americans don’t get enough sleep on a regular basis, let alone get to bed early. The American Academy of Sleep Medicine and the Sleep Research Society recommend that adults get at least 7 hours of sleep every night for “optimal health and well-being.” Yet getting sufficient sleep, along with quality sleep, continues to elude many of us.
Risks of too little sleep
Not getting enough sleep is certainly a nuisance. It leaves us feeling groggy, grumpy, and unfocused the next morning, making it hard to concentrate at work or school. And while poor performance at our jobs is nothing to take lightly, the reality is that there are serious health consequences from insufficient sleep. A higher risk of Type 2…
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