Loss of sleep is believed to contribute to strained relationships at home, and unfulfilled potential on the job, and can also be dangerous, leading to serious or even fatal accidents. Consider these facts from the National Sleep Foundation, the National Commission of Sleep Disorders Research, and the National Transportation Safety Board:
How much sleep is needed?
Although sleep needs vary from person to person, generally, most healthy adults need an average of 7 to 9 hours of sleep a night. If you have some of the following problems, you may need more sleep than you are getting:
A good starting point is taking the Sleep Quiz. Results of the quiz will help you know if you need to schedule an appointment with your primary care physician. You might also want to begin tracking your sleep habits with our Sleep Diary.
Types of Sleep Disorders:
Learn more about the symptoms and treatments for the following sleep disorders:
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