A third of your life – is how much you should ideally be spending on sleeping or napping. According to a new study, less than four hours of sleep on five consecutive nights can affect the brain in a way similar to that of acute total sleep deprivation.
There are many reasons why we stay awake – anxiety, noise, pain, kids – you can add to the list. We also have a tendency to put sleep too low down on our priority list while it should actually be right at the top.
If you’re not getting enough sleep, the reasons may be physiological or psychological. Or just incidental. It may be as simple as needing a new decent mattress, or cutting your coffee intake.
Or it may be your body’s way of telling you something is wrong. Poor sleep is NOT just part of life. Talk to your doctor before exhaustion becomes the cause, and not the result of health problems.
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