Not Getting Sleep is Hard on Your Body
It’s no secret we’re sleeping less. Not getting sleep in the amounts we would prefer is due to our fast-paced lives which demand more time, and often that comes at the expense of our sleep. It also should be no surprise that there is a strong correlation between the amount, and more importantly, the quality of sleep we get, and the effect it has on our bodies.
According to the National Sleep Foundation, adults ages 18 to 64 need between 7 and 9 hours of sleep a night. But according to a recent Gallup poll, 40% of Americans are getting less than 7 hours. Less sleep, coupled with potential sleep disorders can create health problems, such as heart disease, high blood pressure, depression, and memory loss. Read more