Americans have seen their daily sleep drop an estimated 1.5 to 2 hours over the last century, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Although 7 or more hours of sleep is considered by many to be essential for optimal health, one-third of today’s working population gets less than six hours of sleep each night.
Difficulty sleeping can affect all aspects of your daily life. This includes work, playing with your children, driving a car, staying awake for a movie, etc. Plus, when you don’t get enough sleep the chances are magnified of you getting sick. When you’re sleep deprived, your immune system weakens. Lack of sleep also brings on the real possibility of a longer term illness.
If you’ve struggled with sleep problems for so long that it seems normal, you can still learn to sleep better. Your long term health depends on it!
Schedule an appointment with the doctors of Medical Offices of Manhattan to get the help you need.