America Needs Sleep!

Many of us struggle to get enough sleep. We work longer hours to make less money, commute further to find better paying jobs and try to squeeze in enough time for “life” on the side.

It’s rough! Who on this planet is getting the recommended 8 hours anymore?

According to a Consumer Reports article, Americans spent an estimated $41 billion on sleep aids and remedies in 2015. Wow!

You can read the whole article here: Why Americans Can’t Sleep It will give you some great insight into just exactly how much of a sleep deprived nation we are!

Falling asleep and STAYING asleep has become the quest of an estimated 164 million Americans. If sleepless nights are a reoccurring theme for you, perhaps their video below will give you a few ideas to help you get some ZZzzzz’s!

Sleep and Accelerated Aging

Sleep DeprivationAlthough countless factors affect the aging process, one of the simplest things people can do to avoid accelerated aging is get enough sleep. Quality sleep allows the body to produce the human growth hormone that helps build muscle mass, thicken skin, strengthen bones and stay youthful.

The cumulative effects of sleep deprivation can be shocking. Constant fatigue creates more stress and irritability daily, both of which can significantly accelerate the aging process. Similarly, lack of sleep creates additional physical stress on the body, putting people at a higher risk for:

– heart attack
– heart disease
– high blood pressure
– diabetes
– obesity
– stroke

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