Are you getting enough sleep?

  • Sleep-deprived people are more likely to be obese. Part of the problem is that they have more waking hours to reach for food. But research has also shown that the body’s appetite-control mechanisms don’t work as well when people get under seven hours of sleep per night.
  • Researchers are increasingly finding a link between heart disease, increased blood pressure and inflammation in people who are sleep deprived.
  • People who are severely sleep deprived (<5 hours/night) are at increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes.
  • Depression, anxiety and other mood disorders are linked to chronic sleep debt.
  • Sleep deprivation can lead to a drop in libido.
  • The ability for adults and children to learn new things is increasingly linked to adequate sleep.

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