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Sleep — Why You Need It and 50 Ways to Improve It

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  • Estimates suggest 1 in 3 Americans gets less than seven hours of sleep a night and more than 83 million adults in the U.S. are sleep-deprived
  • Wakefulness is associated with mitochondrial stress and without sufficient sleep, neuron degeneration sets in, which can lead to dementia
  • When you upset your circadian rhythm, the results cascade through your system, raising blood pressure, dysregulating hunger hormones and blood sugar, increasing the expression of genes associated with inflammation, immune excitability, diabetes, cancer risk and stress, and much more
  • During sleep, your brain pulls together and extracts meaning from the day’s events, thereby fostering insight into the workings of your life. Sleep increases your ability to gain insights that would otherwise remain elusive by about 250 percent
  • Adults need seven to nine hours of sleep per night for optimal health. Included are 54 tips and tricks to help improve the quality and quantity of your sleep

By Dr. Mercola

While sleep is still a largely neglected area of health, research soundly refutes the idea that sleep is "a waste of time" and can be omitted without major repercussions. On the contrary, without proper sleep, every aspect of your health will suffer adverse consequences. Estimates suggest 1 in 3 Americans gets less than seven hours of sleep a night and more than 83 million adults in the U.S. are sleep-deprived.


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