Friday, November 11 2016
f you find yourself counting sheep to no relent, wakefully staring at the ceiling when you should be deep in sleep-town, you’re not alone.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, about 40 million people in the United States don’t get an adequate amount of sleep (Liu et al., 2016). Besides the dreadful mornings that put you in slow motion for the day, lack of sleep has also been linked to a variety of health issues.
Data from numerous studies suggests that insufficient sleep can be linked to weight gain, type 2 diabetes, early death, high blood pressure and a wide range of other health problems (Grander et al., 2014; Killick, Banks and Liu, 2012; Strine and Chapman, 2005).