April 23 - 29, 2017 is Sleep Awareness Week, an annual event presented by the National Sleep Foundation celebrating sleep health. This year's theme is Sleep Better, Feel Better, and is encouraging the public to prioritize sleep to improve their overall health and well-being. We couldn't agree more.
Sleep deprivation is linked to serious health issues such as heart disease, type 2 diabetes, obesity, and depression. It also affects our productivity, our ability to focus, our creativity, and our memory. The science is clear: healthy sleep is critical for a healthy mind and body!
The Huffington Post recently published an article, Poor Sleep Hygiene Is Killing You And Your Career by Dr. Travis Bradberry, that details the side effects of sleep deprivation and what you can do to improve your sleep hygiene. An excellent article that's worth a read!