Why You Need More Sleep {infographic}

The average American spends 7.5 hours a night in bed, but actually sleep only 6.1. Week-ends are usually big culprits as most people tend to stay up late and sleep an extra couple of hours in the morning.

This makes Mondays hard to come by and it equals less hours dedicated to sleep.

A couple of weeks or even months of late nights sure didn’t kill anyone but when this turns into a lifestyle your body will take its own measures.

  • sleeping only 6 hours a night increases the chances of being overweight
  • a 20 minute nap is more effective than 200 mg of caffeine
  • when you sleep less than 4 hours your body will need 22% more calories
  • only 3% of the population has a gene that allows them do well with just 6 hours of sleep

Source: Medical Billing & Coding

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