You don’t need a doctor’s degree to understand that sleep is vital to your health. It keeps you energized after a long day’s work, and it serves as an escape from all the stress you’ve experienced during your day. It’s recharging your body to prepare for tomorrow.
The hours you spend sleeping also affects your mental and physical health. The less you sleep, the less focused and more irritable you are.
However, there are more pressing health risks due to lack of sleep which include diabetes, high blood pressure, heart attack and stroke.
Even though you know the dangers of not getting enough z’s it seems almost impossible to get 8 hours with your hectic schedule. And even when you have time for 8 hours, you lay down and your mind won’t shut off.
If this sounds like you, you may want to consider these tips to help you get a good night’s sleep: