Everyone needs sleep. It’s what allows the body to regulate and clean its systems and restore itself. Sleep plays a vital role in physical and mental health and leads to an overall sense of well-being.
Too few people get enough rest, however. In fact, while the recommended amount of sleep for adults is 7-9 hours a night, the average American adult only gets 6.8
Here’s a list of just some of the ways that this sleep deprivation can affect your health, and how to improve your sleep habits so you can lead a healthier life.