Not getting enough sleep? You're not alone
Sleep deprivation has been called a public health epidemic by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control, and though you may think you’re perfectly fine, there’s a very good chance that you’re a part of the problem. Though you may envision people who are suffering from sleep deprivation as haggard-looking people who are staying up until 2:00 a.m. every day, the truth is that if you’re regularly getting less than seven hours of sleep per night then you may be sleep deprived too. And no, you may not realize that your body is suffering because the brain has an amazing propensity for fooling us into thinking that we’re functioning at a normal level, even when we aren’t.
For many of us, getting seven to nine hours of sleep per night is a matter of making better choices about how we spend our time. It may involve choosing to put down the tablet or turn off the
television a little bit earlier, or it may mean leaving our social engagements half an hour before we really want to. For others the problem isn’t about being in bed on time but what happens once we’re there under the covers. Lots of people have a very hard time falling asleep at night, and unfortunately, time spent in bed is not the Continue reading