You can never get enough sleep. No, seriously.
There is a growing consciousness around the importance of “good” sleep, and, also, the health dangers of sleep deprivation. When your body does not get the sleep it needs or deserves on a daily basis, it can have real short- and long-term impacts that we’re only now becoming aware of as a society. And they need to be treated with the highest regard.
As a result, knowing everything out there — the information, the facts — about sleep deprivation and what you can do to fix it has never been more important. So where we do begin?
What causes sleep deprivation?
A number of factors can cause sleep deprivation.
What does sleep deprivation lead to?
As mentioned, experts are increasingly linking sleep deprivation to a wide array of health problems, some of which you’d never guess. Did you know, for example, that not getting sufficient sleep correlates with lower libido or sex drive? Or issues with remembering things, both long and short-term? Or sudden mood changes?
Sleep deprivation can negatively affect your body’s release of insulin, which can ultimately lead to an earlier onset of diabetes. It can heighten blood pressure, which puts you at a greater risk of heart disease. And it can weaken your immune system, leaving you more vulnerable to viruses.
All of that because of sleep. Pretty crazy, right?
How can you combat sleep deprivation?
Now that you know the causes and dangers of sleep deprivation, you’re probably asking yourself: ‘Well, how do I fix it?’
We sought out a formula for better sleep. Plain and simple. And we think we found it. That way, it gets the hours it needs to re-energize and reclaim the day.
Say goodbye to those symptoms, and start getting healthy, happy sleep.
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