If there was one thing that you wish you could have more of, what would it be? Some might answer money, but there’s a strong likelihood that many people might long for sleep.
There’s good reason for that: Americans aren’t getting enough—not even close to the recommended eight hours every night. And our bodies are letting us know that they’re not happy. It’s impacting how well we work, how happy we are with our loved ones—even our health.
Even as we try mightily through naps or catch-up sleep on the weekends, we’re not filling that sleep debt, either. Nor are we taking steps to remedy the lack of good sleep hygiene. Take our screens, for example: For 40 percent of us, they’re the first thing we look at when we wake up and are often the last thing we look at before we go to sleep.
Why is this trend so troublesome, and what can you do about it? This graphic can help.
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