After a long week, it’s normal to sleep in past your alarm during the weekends… but if you’re doing it more often than not, your body is most definitely not working up to par. While in our culture sleep deprivation has become normal, almost something people tend to brag about to prove how hard they work, it’s something that shouldn’t be taken lightly. Just this year, the Centers for Disease control and Prevention revealed that a whopping 1 in 3 adults don’t get enough sleep!
“As a nation we are not getting enough sleep,” said Wayne Giles, M.D., director of CDC’s Division of Population Health. “Lifestyle changes such as going to bed at the same time each night; rising at the same time each morning; and turning off or removing televisions, computers, mobile devices from the bedroom, can help people get the healthy sleep they need.”
Sleeping less than seven hours per day is associated with an increased risk of developing a slew of chronic conditions, when you lose your sleep you lose your mind and health! Here are some common sleep mistakes you may not be aware you’re making that can factor into your sleep deprivation.