We live in a world where our schedules are perpetually busy, we’re always juggling priorities and our to-do lists seem to get longer regardless of how much we get done each day. Many people choose to cut their hours of sleep or rely on artificial energy boosters such as sports drinks and coffee to just keep up. The thinking is that if we get say four or five hours of sleep, and an occasional nap, we can make it through the day.
But research shows this habit of short-changing your sleep is actually counterproductive. In fact, it can be a major, high-risk hazard to your health. If you consistently don’t get sleep enough, even if you spend time at the gym and eating a balanced diet, you are not healthy. You can even be more prone to certain diseases if you don’t hit enough zzz’s!
Did you know that the chances of developing chronic illnesses are increased when you don’t sleep enough?
It is important to understand the importance of sufficient and regular sleep for everybody. Check out this infographic and learn more about how lack of sleep can put your health at risk.