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Top 5 Reasons Why You Need to Get Enough Sleep

Updated: Feb 8, 2023

Sleep is a vital, often neglected, component of every person's overall health and well-being. Sleep is important because it enables the body to repair and be fit and ready for another day. Getting adequate rest may also help prevent excess weight gain, heart disease, and increased illness duration

These are 5 reasons why sleep is important:

  1. Studies show that people who get less than 7 hours of sleep a day are 30% more likely to be obese

  2. Long term sleep deprivation is associated with an increased heart rate, blood pressure issues, and higher levels of chemicals linked to inflammation

  3. Prolonged lack of sleep can disrupt your immune system making if harder to fend off bugs.

  4. Chronic sleep deprivation can lead to disorders like depression & anxiety

  5. Studies show that people who sleep less than 5 hours a night have an increased risk of developing diabetes

How about you, what is your average hours of sleep?

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