To call attention to the importance of sleep, the National Sleep Foundation created National Sleep Awareness Week, March 2-8, 2015. We are providing some facts about sleep to show our support for this important issue.
Are you feeling sleepy? Do you feel exhausted after a meal or just generally tired during the day? Even worse, have you ever nodded off while driving or operating machinery? You’re not alone. According to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), 50 to 70 million Americans are affected by chronic sleep disorders, and intermittent sleep problems that can harm health, alertness and safety.
When it comes to sleep, we all need a wake-up call. Here is some food for thought:
- The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has named sleep deprivation a public health risk increasingly linked to motor vehicle crashes, industrial disasters, and medical and other occupational errors.