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Why Being Sleep Deprived Is NOT a Sign of Productivity

Sleep Deprivation

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  • Lack of sleep can contribute to a wide array of health problems, including diabetes, obesity, heart disease, widespread pain, irreversible brain damage, and Alzheimer’s disease
  • 25 percent of Americans report having to cut down on sleep due to long workdays. On average, Americans get only 6.5 hours of sleep on weeknights, but report needing 7.25 hours in order to function optimally
  • Getting insufficient exposure to sunlight during the day and too much light during the evening disrupts your natural waking-sleeping cycle and can lead to poor sleeping habits or insomnia
  • Other helpful tips for improving your sleep include keeping the temperature in your bedroom below 70 degrees F and avoiding electromagnetic fields

By Dr. Mercola

Sleep deprivation is a serious health concern that many simply choose to ignore. The price for doing so can be steep. Research tells us that lack of sleep can contribute to everything from diabetes, obesity, and heart disease to physical aches and pains and irreversible brain damage.


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