According to the CDC, “adults need 7 or more hours of sleep per night for the best health and well-being. Short sleep duration is defined as less than 7 hours of sleep per 24-hour period.”
“Approximately 30 percent to 35 percent of the population experiences acute, or short-term, insomnia,” said Posner, a member of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine and a founding member of the Society of Behavioral Sleep Medicine.
According to the Division of Sleep Medicine at Harvard Medical School, in the short term, lack of adequate sleep can affect:
- Ability to learn and retain information
- Increase the risk of serious accidents and injury
In the long term, chronic sleep deprivation may lead to a host of health problems including:
- Cardiovascular Disease
- Early mortality
It’s a vicious cycle. Stress leads to lack of sleep and lack of sleep leads to more stress.
If you or your clients are experiencing problems sleeping, we suggest trying out the following tips to get a better night’s rest.
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