Did you know that the average adult needs 7-9 hours of sleep to maintain a healthy lifestyle? The average person 65 and older needs 7 to 8 hours while the average teenager requires anywhere from 8 to 11 hours of sleep!
When we don’t get enough sleep the hormones our bodies release during sleep are not released in the correct amounts which, if sleep deprivation is prolonged, can domino and wreak havoc on the body.
Prolonged lack of sleep can lead to an inability to handle normal stress, trouble thinking and in some cases increased chances of depression; it can also lead to higher blood pressure, increased appetite and higher risk of heart disease.
Experts suggest that when people schedule their sleep as they schedule other daily activities and keep to it they live healthier lives, so make sleep a priority!
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