January 21, 2014

mother childAre you part of the sandwich generation—someone caring for both children and elderly parents? Add the stress of work, a full activity calendar, and a house that requires upkeep, and you probably find yourself burning the candle at both ends.

However, with each hour of sleep you cut from your night’s rest, you might be hurting your own immediate and long term health. Just one night of too little sleep increases your risk for catching a cold or having a car accident, and years without adequate sleep significantly increases your likelihood of developing heart disease, diabetes, and cancer. Take a look at this informational chart from the Huffington Post to see if the sacrifice is worth it.

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