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TOO LITTLE SLEEP

Posted: 03.1.2018
Data on 350,000 adults revealed that we are getting less sleep than we did 20-30 years ago and there seem to be consequences to our health. Studies have found that inadequate sleep may lead to weight gain due to increases in hunger hormones. Diabetes risk also increases with insufficient shut-eye because there is a decrease in insulin sensitivity. People who get less sleep also have a higher risk of heart disease. There can be cognitive effects with sleep deprivation such as inability to focus and impaired decision making. Experts recommend 7 to 8 hours a night.

 

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