Wake Up to Better Sleep
We bet you didn't know it was National Sleep Awareness Week. According to the National Sleep Foundation, this year's focus is on "springing forward," the process of losing that precious hour of sleep for Daylight Savings Time. The amount of rest you get is directly related to how you perform daily tasks such as work performance, transportation safety and for kids, it has an impact on school performance. When you don't get enough sleep, you increase your risk of getting into a car accident and decrease reaction times, plus memory is affected. Not getting enough sleep has a negative effect on your health, too, including an increased risk of diabetes, heart problems and psychiatric issues like depression and addiction. Research shows that people who don't get enough sleep have higher BMIs than those who do.