It's no secret that sleep is important to staying healthy, but did you know how harmful lack of sleep really is?Not sleeping enough can actually kill you?!  Besides the fact that you're more likely to doze off while driving, your concentration is significantly lower, and your memory declines with less sleep, there are numerous health issues. I know my mood and productivity is much better after a good night's sleep, but I had no idea how many risk factors increase when I'm not sleeping enough. 

 

Risk Factors Associated with Sleep Deprivation (less than 6 hrs of sleep per night):

  • Risk of stroke for adults sleeping less than 6 hrs a night on a regular basis, increases by 4 times!
  • Cravings for junk food and your body's ability to limit portions as more of the hunger hormone ghrelin is produced
  • Linked to an increase in polyps and risk for colorectal cancer
  • Studies show that men who average less than 6 hrs of sleep are four times more likely to die younger than those sleeping 7+ hours
  • Increase in psychological disorders such as depression, overeating, irritability, hallucinations and more
  • Heart disease ricks increases by 48% in those sleeping 6 hours or less
  • Lack of sleep affects the way your body processes insulin, increasing your rick for diabetes
  • A study of rats showed bone damage in those not getting enough sleep with an increased risk of osteoporosis
  • A cumulative sleep deficit has been linked to permanent memory loss 

Remember your mattress, and pillow, can impact the quality and quantity of your sleep. The average adult needs 8-10 hours of sleep per night for their body to re-charge properly. Our memory foam mattresses can help relieve pressure points, helping you to fall asleep faster and awake feeling refreshed. Research ahs shown every hour you sleep before 11 p.m. is worth two hours afterwards!

How much sleep do you average each night?