With nearly 70 million Americans suffering with sleep issues, the CDC has declared poor sleep a public health epidemic. Insufficient sleep has been linked by numerous studies to serious health conditions, including heart disease, cancer and anxiety.
Approximately 40% of adults are falling asleep without meaning to least once a month, increasing the risk of more drowsy drivers on the roads. The National Sleep Foundation recommends that adults get 7-9 hours of interrupted sleep each night to boost health, happiness, productivity, and creativity.
Take a look at the neat infographic we’ve posted below to get an inside look of how sleep issues leading to chronic sleep loss affects the body. To learn more about the impact of chronic sleep loss in our nation, we highly recommend watching National Geographic Channel’s “Sleepless in America” special. It is truly eye opening to discover not only how much sleep affects our health and daily life, but society as a whole.