Poor sleep, is it worth it?

Lack of sleep is dangerous to your health. It makes you more susceptible to disease and infection. It causes wounds to heal slower and makes your aches and pains more intense. It increases the risk of diabetes and heart disease, and in extreme cases leads to death. It is important to see a doctor if you are having trouble sleeping. There are also immediate side effects that can cause physical and mental changes to your body such as morning headaches, daytime drowsiness, irritability, difficulty focusing and low motivation. If your side effects and health risks aren’t enough to send you …

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DROWSY DRIVING – Are you putting yourself in danger?

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The National Sleep Foundation (NSF) has designated, November 6-13 as National Drowsy Driving Prevention Week. Most people are aware of the dangers of drunk driving and distracted driving. The dangers of drowsy driving are not as well known but are just as real. In fact, sleep-deprived drivers cause more than 6,400 deaths and 50,000 debilitating injuries on American roadways each year. 1 Drowsy driving is when a driver is fatigued due to lack of sleep. Drowsy drivers have diminished awareness, delayed braking and can even fall asleep at the wheel. Studies show that being awake for more than 20 hours …

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