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What is the most overlooked component of overall health and wellness?

Sleep!

Sleep is essential because it enables your body to repair itself so you are ready to tackle another day.  An adequate amount of rest is between 7-9 hours.  If you are sleeping less then 7 hours you are NOT getting enough!

Sleep has many additional benefits:

  • may  prevent excess weight gain
  • may prevent heart disease
  • decrease the duration of illnesses like the common cold or flu.

According to the National Institute of Health, 70% of American adults report that they get an insufficient amount of sleep at least one night a month.  Additionally, 11% report that they get insufficient sleep every night. Statistically, that means that there are a lot of tired people, many who may be driving cars, buses or trains. That is a scary thought!

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