There’s a Sleep Shortage

September 28, 2017

One in three Americans aren’t getting enough sleep. That means that one in three Americans are at an increased risk of heart attacks, stroke, cancer, mental distraction, and just general misery as their bodies continue to struggle to keep up. What exactly constitutes the “right” amount of sleep, and how can you keep up?

The right, or at least recommended amount of sleep is between 7 and 9 hours. Sleeping less than 7 hours is hard on your body, and associated with a shorter lifespan. There’s also a misconception going around that more than 9 hours is associated with a shorter lifespan, too, but it’s actually only indirectly accurate: if your body wants to sleep more, it’s because it needs to sleep more. Other illnesses, injuries, or chronic conditions require more rest so that your body can perform the healing and maintenance that comes with that. The sleep is actually helping to heal, it’s the illness that causes the negative associations.

Where an individual falls within the 7-9 hours depends on genetics, as well as other factors like illness. Figuring out where you fall requires paying attention to your energy, mood, and health.

How do you fight insomnia and get more sleep? Health begets health, so start with the basics like a healthy diet, exercise, etc. Limit treats like caffeine to lunch or earlier, and cut back alcohol since both can interfere with sleep.

If you need extra help falling asleep, staying asleep, and getting good quality sleep, try a natural herbal supplement like Nite MGR. Formulated with well-known sleep supporting supplements, it supports a healthy, natural sleep.

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