Climbing Out of Sleep Debt

“There is plenty of compelling evidence that sleep is the most important predictor of how long you will live.” – William Dement, co-founder of Stanford University’s Sleep Center Wow. Could this be true? Surpringly, it is! In study after study, researchers confirm sleep deprivation has the greatest impact on a person’s overall health—even more so than obesity! This is an ominous conclusion given the fact that, according to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), 74% of Americans adults admit to being chronically under slept (which by definition is clocking less than 7-8 hours per night). A particularly fascinating study...

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