Not Enough of Sleep is Harmful

Americans don’t respect sleep. As much as 40 percent of us say that we don’t sleep enough, according to Gallup. Perhaps we have too much to do or work more than one job, preventing a normal sleep routine. Whatever our reasons, sleep is often not a high priority. We shouldn’t take it so lightly: there is a growing mountain of compelling evidence that our casual disregard of healthy sleep is downright dangerous.

A meta-analysis published in the journal Sleep, found that too little sleep leads to an “unambiguous and consistent pattern of increased risk of dying.”

Dr. Joe Galati tells KTRH, "Lack of sleep can also cause inflammation, which can lead to a multitude of other health problems. Ideally you should get a minimum of seven hours a sleep a night."


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