I don't mean to brag or anything but I am am excellent sleeper. My wife often says if I could teach people to sleep like I do, I'd be a billionaire.

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My wife, like many others find it hard to turn things off in their brains. People think too much about work, bills, kids, too much time in front of bright screens that throw off our natural rhythms etc.  I find it easy to think about positive things as I doze off and it's always worked for me. Like they say, worrying accomplishes nothing.

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Not sleeping well can surely affect your general health. our minds and bodies need to rest and reboot.

The science on sleep is clear: sleep deprivation is associated with a variety of other health concerns, including diabetes, cardiovascular disease, hypertension, obesity, and depression. Further, the relationship between sleep and these conditions is often cyclical: people find it harder to sleep because of health issues, and health issues can be more difficult to manage when sleep is insufficient. On top of that, poor sleep also leads to car crashes, industrial errors, and other accidents that can cause serious injury.

According to a study by RetailMeNot, the percentage of adults that get less that 7 hours of sleep a night is 29.7% with the national average being 36.2%..  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimate that 70 million Americans experience insufficient sleep, defined as seven hours or less each night. In 2013, the CDC declared that this level of sleeplessness constituted a public health epidemic.

The percentage of adults that get less that 7 hours of sleep a night is 29.7% with the national average being 36.2%.

So, in the scheme of things, we could be doing worse. here is to a good night's sleep for everyone.  Maybe the world wouldn't be so damn cranky, right?

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