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Increase Your Performance by Getting Adequate Sleep

Feeling tired & out of gas? Sleepiness interferes with daily activities in 1/3 of Americans.

Adults need 7-9 hours of sleep each night for optimal performance and health. Without adequate rest on a regular basis the risk increases for:

  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Obesity
  • Diabetes
  • Depression
  • Inferior work performance
  • Risk of injury
  • Irritability

Those who responded to the 2009 National Sleep Foundation poll indicated if they sleep less than 6 hours compared to 8 hours or longer they were less likely to:

  • Exercise (28% vs. 8%)
  • Eat a healthy diet (23% vs. 7%)
  • Work efficiently and well (21% vs. 9%)
  • Experience positive leisure time activities (30% vs. 7%)

PositiveTip: Sleep 7-9 hours on most days to experience your best!