According to the CDC, adults should sleep 7 or more hours each night for optimal health. Sleep loss is associated with more stress and chronic disease, like depression, obesity, diabetes, cardiovascular disease and stroke. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration estimates that drowsy driving causes 83,000 crashes annually [1,2,3,].
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Sleep tips from the National Sleep Foundation :
Go to bed and wake at consistent times
Make the bedroom a dark, quiet, relaxing environment
Avoid watching TV or using the computer in bed, and remove screens from bedroom altogether
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