What Keeps You Up At Night? How Sleep Disruptions Impact Your Waking Hours

Aug 5, 2018

Ideally, humans spend about a third of their lifespan sleeping. While children need more sleep for growth and development, most adults require 7 to 9 hours of rest per night.


About 33 percent of Texans surveyed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in 2014 said they sleep less than 7 hours in a 24-hour period. 

Chronic lack of rest and poor sleep quality are linked to health conditions like heart disease and depression, but also extend to environmental risks like "drowsy driving." 

New research suggests that sleep time patterns like using electronics in the evening can have a disruptive effect on the body's natural clock. What habits are good or bad for bedtime?

From insomnia to sleep apnea, what are the most common sleep disorders? What are the symptoms and how can they be treated? 

What are some common misconceptions about getting "good sleep"? How can you change personal sleep habits for the better?

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