Sleep — Why You Need It and 50 Ways to Improve It

Sleep — Why You Need It and 50 Ways to Improve It:

By Dr. Mercola

While sleep is still a largely neglected area of health, research soundly refutes the idea that sleep is “a waste of time” and can be omitted without major repercussions. On the contrary, without proper sleep, every aspect of your health will suffer adverse consequences. Estimates suggest 1 in 3 Americans gets less than seven hours of sleep a night and more than 83 million adults in the U.S. are sleep-deprived.1

Here, I’ll review some of the most important findings that have emerged in more recent years, answering key questions such as: What happens during sleep that makes it so crucial for optimal health? What are the consequences of sleeping too little or getting poor quality sleep? How much sleep do you actually need? And, how can you improve sleep quality and quantity?

H/t reader eric.

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