“Sleep is the ultimate performance enhancing drug with only positive side effects.”
– Arianna Huffington
In 2007, Editor in Chief Arianna Huffington fainted while working in her office. When she passed out, her head slammed on her desk breaking her cheekbone and resulting in the need for five stitches in the area surrounding her eye.
Attributing her faint and injuries to a lack of sleep she proclaimed herself a “sleep evangelist”. Here are some points she covered in a recent post:
The effects of poor sleep can be devastating to your health and wellbeing. It can shorten your life and make you more prone to serious disease processes.
As you read this article more than 1/3 of American’s are getting less than 6 hours of sleep each night. Compare that to just over 1/10 back in 1942.
There are Approximately 60 million prescriptions for sleep medications each year.
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