How Much Sleep Do You Need?
To achieve optimum mental, physical and emotional health, the National Sleep Foundation recommends adults get seven to nine hours of sleep each night.
Sleep Deprivation Hazards and Side Effects
Besides diminished alertness and feeling fatigued and cranky throughout the day, sleep deprivation has many other side effects. Potential health hazards include an increased risk of:
- Heart Disease
- Obesity that Leads to Diabetes
- High Blood Pressure
Reasons for Sleep Deprivation
There are numerous reasons why military spouses aren't getting adequate sleep. Besides health conditions such as sleep apnea and restless leg syndrome many other factors wreak havoc on sleep schedules.
Getting adequate sleep is crucial to your overall health and well-being. If you're struggling with insomnia or sleep deprivation and the condition has been ongoing, please consult your health care provider. Help is available. All you need to do is ask.