Many of us have experienced this. The loud shrill of the alarm suddenly jolts you from you sleep and your first thought is to smash it against the bedroom wall. You feel groggy and more tired than you were when you went to bed.
You hit the snooze alarm a couple times before you finally drag yourself out of bed. You spend the entire day feeling exhausted, irritable and your mind can't seem to focus on anything. It takes copious amounts of coffee for you to get through the day.
For many people, getting quality sleep is a really challenge.
Every morning, they wake up feeling like they did not get enough rest.
According to a study conducted in 2016 by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), one in every three adults in the United States does not get adequate sleep on a regular basis. According to the Great British Bedtime Report published by the Sleep Council, 74% of British citizens sleep for less than seven hours a night, while 12% of Brits get less than five hours of sleep.
While sleep is quite a popular topic, most of us only have some basic knowledge about sleep and how it affects us.
We all know that we need enough sleep, but do you know what happens when you fall asleep?
Do you know the role of sleep in your life?
In this article, we take an in-depth look at sleep, the role it plays in our bodies, the processes that take place when we fall asleep, and how you can use this knowledge to ensure you get quality sleep every night.
THE IMPORTANCE OF GETTING QUALITY SLEEP
Getting quality sleep is as important for your health as exercising regularly and eating healthy.
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