The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention just released a report showing that more than a third of American adults are not getting enough sleep on a regular basis.
The report lists some of the damaging effects of poor sleep. Here’s a more comprehensive list to motivate people to improve their sleep:
- Research has linked poor sleep to: increased pain and sickness, and increased risk for weight gain, obesity, diabetes, high blood pressure and heart disease.
- Poor sleep causes: increased stress, anxiety, depression, anger, irritability, impatience and damages personal relationships.
- Studies show: that people who sleep poorly have a 75 percent increase in health-care costs.
- People who sleep poorly have: Twice the rate of absenteeism, higher rate of accidents, are 60 percent more likely to suffer an injury at work, slowing of reaction/response speed, decreased coordination, increased fatigue-related errors, and increased motor vehicle crashes
- Poor sleep causes: Decreased alertness and attention, impaired memory, impaired problem-solving and decision-making abilities, decreased cognitive processing speed, impaired constructive thinking skills, increased confusion and a decrease in logical reasoning.
That is the bad news. The good news is that sleeping better is ONE change that can have a positive effect on almost all areas of life.
How do you sleep better? Experts recommend lifestyle changes to support good sleep. These changes, called “sleep hygiene,” include suggestions like make more time for sleep, slow down before bed and don’t use electronic devices right before bed.
Try sleep hygiene changes to support good sleep. If those changes don’t help YOU enough to get a great nights sleep, visit sleepeasily.com for our proven, medication free solution. CDC’s facts show it’s worth getting good sleep…especially without drugs.
Richard Shane, Ph.D., Founder
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