February 1, 2013

Why You Need Your ZZZ’s

I have taken personal interest lately in the subject of sleep. Perhaps it’s because of my own sleep patterns – sometimes I run fine on three or four hours and other times I’m tired after nine. A 2005 Gallop poll determined that only 1/3 of adults over the age of 50 get a good night’s sleep. According to the study, more time is being spent in the light stages of sleep instead of the deeper restorative sleep. Reasons include: decreased physical activity and time outdoors, poor diet, medications that disrupt sleep, alcohol consumption, medical conditions like pain, anxiety, depression and […]