You’re running on empty and you can’t wait to finally collapse into bed after a long, exhausting day. You run through your sleep rituals: change into your pajamas, put your iPhone on Night Shift, switch off the lights and then: nada. You just can’t sleep. You’ve shut everything off except yourself.
Despite sleep being everywhere we all do it and we all talk about the amount of hours we caught last night – none of us seem to get enough of the stuff for ourselves.
It is becoming increasingly clear that getting enough sleep is vital for our physical and mental well-being. Now, sleep scientist Matthew Walker and others have shown how getting enough sleep is also one of the most important things you can do to protect your brain from Alzheimer’s disease.
Nearly two-thirds of Americans do not get a full eight hours of sleep per night. Now, researcher Matthew Walker is sounding the alarm about what he calls “the silent sleep loss epidemic.” Walker has spent more than 20 years studying sleep and its impact on mental health and disease.
How well you sleep can have a significant impact on your overall health, and not getting enough sleep has even been linked to overeating, according to ABC News’ senior medical contributor, Dr. Jennifer Ashton. Ashton appeared live on “Good Morning America” today to share why it is so important…
I am a single man and I prefer to sleep alone, even when I’m seeing someone. This tends to hurt my chances of entering and maintaining a serious relationship. Many women I’ve attempted to date haven’t been very enthused when I decline an adult sleepover, especially on weeknights.
Like many other ambitious entrepreneurs out there, I reached a point where I was sacrificing my health for more hustle. Specifically: I thought I was a member of the special club of people who could disregard sleep.
No one seems to get enough these days, but rest is how the human body recovers. About a third of Americans are chronically sleep deprived. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that 35 percent of adults don’t get enough sleep on a regular basis.
Getting through the workday on little sleep is a point of pride for some. But skimping on shuteye could be shortening your life and making you a less than stellar employee, according to Matthew Walker, founder and director of the Center for Human Sleep Science at the University of California, Berkeley.
It’s estimated that 65% percent of Americans are overweight. We can attribute that to multiple factors including poor diet, lack of physical exercise, sedentary jobs, etc.