SLEEP MORE: LIVE LONGER!

If you don’t want to listen to your parents, listen to your doctors!

Lack of sleep is unhealthy for your body and your brain.

As doctor Lee describes, sleep deprivation can cause drastic long-term effects such as cardiovascular disease, increase risk of car accidents, work performance errors, cognitive abilities, more fatigue during the day, and obesity.

Dr. Jean-Philippe Chaput, an obesity specialist at the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario, said there is a strong link between sleep and body weight. According to him, comparing to people who sleep more, those who sleep less tend to eat more and be less active.

Chaput said:

adults are encouraged to sleep between seven to eight hours a night, while children are encouraged to sleep for 10 hours in order to get a full rest.

See more at http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/ottawa/lack-of-sleep-can-lead-to-obesity-heart-problems-1.2542088

Please also make sure to take the poll and see how many actually do/don’t sleep enough. You will notice that more than half of us do not sleep enough.

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Posted on February 19, 2014, in Health and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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