As the New Year gets underway, there’s no better time to change your habits. If you haven’t set any goals, it’s not too late.
Sure there are those who brag about surviving on 4 hours of sleep. But for most of us, that’s simply not enough. In fact, anything less than 7 hours of shut eye per night can actually have serious consequences to your health.
For optimal health, adults need 7 to 9 hours of sleep per night according to the National Sleep Foundation (NSF). For those who suffer from sleep deprivation, you’re well aware that it doesn’t feel so great. In fact, chronic sleep deprivation impairs memory, mood and puts you at risk for depression. But you’re not alone in your restless nights. About 30% of American adults experience some sort of insomnia. Here are some facts worth knowing and tips to help you on the path to feeling rested again.