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US News & World Report: "10 Reasons Not to Skimp on Sleep"

October 16, 2008




Too busy to go to bed? Having trouble getting quality sleep once you do? Your health may be at risk
by Sarah Baldauf

"You may literally have to add it to your to-do list, but scheduling a good night's sleep could be one of the smartest health priorities you set. It's not just daytime drowsiness you risk when shortchanging yourself on your seven to eight hours. Possible health consequences of getting too little or poor sleep can involve the cardiovascular, endocrine, immune, and nervous systems. In addition to letting life get in the way of good sleep, between 50 and 70 million Americans suffer from a chronic sleep disorder—insomnia or sleep apnea, say—that affects daily functioning and impinges on health."  (read entire article)

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Link to this article: US News & World Report: "10 Reasons Not to Skimp on Sleep"
Related publication: "Associations of Dietary Intake with Sleep Disordered Breathing", Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine

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