Getting by on four hours of sleep isn’t a testament to your physical strength and endurance. In fact, insufficient sleep detracts from your overall well-being. Lack of sleep can lead to obesity, increased risk of heart disease, and even early death.

  • Lack of Sleep Makes You Hungry.
  • Less Sleep = More Weight
  • No Sleep Means Poor Health.
  • The Threat of Early Death
  • Greater Heart Disease Risk, More Diabetes Complications

Set Yourself Up for Sleep

Prepare for your good night’s sleep with the following measures:

Make it comfy. Get the best mattress you can afford, use shades, earplugs, and a fan to create a restful environment. Keep electronics and pets away.

Exercise. Physical activity during the day can help you fall asleep faster at night.

Relieve stress. If your mind races when your head hits the pillow, keep a journal by your bedside to note what’s bothering you. Yoga, meditation, regular massages, and long walks also may help.