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Health

Why you need plenty of sleep

By September 7, 2015 No Comments

Not getting your full 8 hours of kip?  It’s more of a problem than you think… health wise, this is what happens over time…

Lose 30 minutes to 1 hour a night

This small “sleep debt” can lead to weight gain as your metabolism starts slowing

Lose 1 – 2 hours a night

The risk of you feeling depressed increases by 14% for every hour of missed sleep according to an Australian study.

Lose 3 – 4 hours a night

If this lack of sleep continues for 2 weeks, you’ll have the same cognitive decline as someone who hasn’t slept for 48 hours straight.  Your heart rate and blood pressure will rise.

 

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