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March 11 to 17 is National Sleep Awareness Week

Posted By NWI, Wednesday, February 28, 2018

How well have you been sleeping so far this year?  According to the National Sleep Foundation, adults between the ages of 18 and 65 years old should be getting anywhere from seven to nine hours of sleep per night; so what do you average?

National Sleep Awareness WeekJoin the National Sleep Foundation in celebrating its annual Sleep Awareness Week, March 11 to 17, 2018. This year’s theme “Begin with Sleep” highlights the importance of good sleep health for individuals to best achieve their personal, family, and professional goals. The week-long “Begin with Sleep” campaign will provide valuable information about the benefits of optimal sleep and how sleep affects health, well-being, and safety. Shareable messages including an infographic, pre-written content, and social media posts using the hashtag #YourDayBeginsWithSleep will be available here.    

It may be tempting to try to edge in a couple extra hours of work or leisure in exchange for fewer hours of sleep, but is the loss of sleep really worth it?  According to the CDC, “insufficient sleep has been linked to the development and management of a number of chronic diseases and conditions, including diabetes, cardiovascular disease, obesity, and depression.”  Additionally, the American Sleep Association states that, “35% of adults report less than seven hours of sleep per night.”  With sleep deprivation becoming a more pressing issue in our fast-paced society, give your body a break and make time for some good rest.  It may save you some doctors’ visits in the future.  To learn more about sleep and sleep deprivation, or request promotional materials for sleep awareness please visit the National Sleep Foundation at SleepFoundation.org/SAW. 

 

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