The average American sleeps 6.9 hours a night and experts say that we need at least 7-8 hours of sleep each night to feel alert and well-rested the next day. Sleeping is essential to our well-being and lack of sleep can generate disastrous symptoms that can cripple our life.
Why we don’t get a good night’s sleep
What we eat at night can be one of the reasons why we don’t get a good night’s sleep. Several kinds of food, like alcohol, spicy foods and sugars, can be to blame if you are suffering from insomnia. But sometimes, lack of sleep is caused by disorders that are responsible for our tiredness and those illnesses can create countless problems during the day.
Did you know that 6% of Americans suffer from sleep apnea? Yes, that’s true. sleep apnea is one of the conditions, mentioned in the infographic below, that can disturb your sleep. By reading about it here, you will understand a little bit better this very serious affliction.
In this infographic, you will learn about:
- What happens when you are sleep deprived
- About sleep-related disorders
- Understanding apnea
- Foods that cause insomnia
- What sleep can do for you
- How to get more sleep
The consequences of sleep deprivation
Sleep is extremely important to be able to function, especially nowadays. Furthermore, in the long run, sleep deprivation can also lead to catastrophic changes to the brain functions and severe behavior alterations. This could diminish attention, alertness, concentration, reasoning, and problem solving. Hence, your learning abilities would be altered dramatically.
The secret to better sleep
You will find below lots of useful tricks that could help you get a better night’s sleep and maybe avoid potential health troubles. So take care of yourself by getting the best sleep you can possibly get.
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