sleep

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Sleep is essential for a person’s health and well-being, according to the National Sleep Foundation (NSF). Individual sleep needs range from being 6 to 8 hours. However, it is recommended in adulthood 8 hours of sleep. And, contrary to common myth, the need for sleep doesn't decline with age but the ability to sleep for six to eight hours at one time may be reduced. (Van Dongen & Dinges, Principles & Practice of Sleep Medicine, 2000). Good sleep habits bring visible benefits not only to health, but also to productivity and attention / concentration. Some examples of more concrete benefits...

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The amount of workers reporting to work with little or no sleep has become so commonplace that this it is practically considered normal nowadays. In 2016, Harvard Business Review cited a survey which revealed that less than half of the people that took part in the study (45%) felt they slept well. The rest said that they experienced difficulty falling asleep, with 10% stating that they suffered from insomnia. Meanwhile, research published on the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine discovered that between $2,500 and $3,156 is lost every year on per employee due to their sleep problems...

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