Are You Sleeping Enough?

Do you check your email before you go to bed and first thing every morning? You’re not alone: According to the CDC, 30 percent of employed U.S. adults only get six hours of sleep or less on an average night. The American Academy of Sleep Medicine recommends that adults get about seven to nine hours nightly for optimal health and productivity. A recent study published in the journal Sleep found that those who sleep fewer than six hours a night, worked 1.55 more hours on weekdays and 1.86 more hours on weekends or holidays compared to normal sleepers. They also started work earlier in the morning, and wrapped up work later at night.
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