Sleeping is a vital component of overall health. It enhances your memory, helps you stay alert and motivated, and improves the immune system. You’ll spend about one-third of your life sleeping. Those eight recommended hours of sleep affect you in numerous positive ways. But the lack thereof influences you in ways you couldn’t imagine.
For example, if you don’t get enough sleep, you might have difficulty focusing or completing daily tasks. You may have trouble controlling your emotions, learning, or remembering things. If you continue the practice of sleeping less, your immune system will suffer. You may find it hard to fight off even a common cold. Prolonged sleep deprivation can cause high blood pressure, increased risk of stroke and heart attack, and you might even start to hallucinate.
Unfortunately, many US adults and teens can’t get proper sleep due to high levels of stress and anxiety. As a…
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