America Needs Sleep

Three factors determine 80%+ of our longevity – diet, exercise and sleep. Of those, sleep is by far the easiest to get right.

We aren’t. 1 in 3 American adults don’t get enough sleep – defined as 7 or more hours a night – per a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention study.

The average American adult slept 7.9 hours a night in the 1940s. That has dropped to 6.8 hours a night.

Over time, operating without enough sleep can dramatically increase your risk of heart disease, stroke and cancer, Francesco Cappuccio, a heart health and sleep expert at the University of Warwick tells us. Medical research has linked insufficient sleep to obesity, depression, anxiety, and even heart failure and dementia. Read more…

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