Healthy Living

Sleep: The New Health Frontier

Remedies to get enough sleep

The key to gaining the benefits of sleep is knowing when you are not getting the right amount of sleep and changing your habits. In a 2013 Gallup survey, 40 percent of Americans get less than the recommended seven to eight hours a night. Typically, a person logs around 6.8 hours, and that’s a measurable drop from the 7.9 hours of sleep Americans got in the 1940s.

Adequate sleep is personalized. You may do great on five hours of sleep while there are others who need at least ten hours. The way to check if you are getting enough sleep is to wake up naturally feeling refreshed, rested, and energetic – all without using an alarm clock.