Do you get enough sleep?
It seems like nearly every health condition and every mental health condition benefits from the proper amount of sleep, and we hear about it frequently in news reports. And still, no one I know is regularly getting the right amount of sleep.
My college-age niece is doing what college students do: study, go out with friends, stay up until all hours and then head to class in the morning. My thirtysomething friends who are mothers are lucky if they get half a night's sleep regularly. And anyone who's in pre-menopause, menopause or beyond seems to look at a long night's sleep as something reserved for memories only.
Here's a story on what it does to our bodies when we don't get enough sleep:
I find personally that the more active I am during the day, the better I sleep at night. But I'm still not getting 8 hours of the deep, restorative sleep that doctors want us all to have.
Do you sleep well? Do you sleep enough?
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