WORK-LIFE BALANCE / JUN. 22, 2015
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Why Your Brain Needs Sleep [Infographic]

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Mic

Sleep has a central role in your health and mental well-being. Not only does it help you feel better, but it also recharges your batteries leaving you refreshed and well-rested every morning. Without it you often find yourself in a bad mood and your inability to concentrate doesn’t allow you to give 100% at work or enjoy life as you should.

Perhaps this is the reason sleep deficiency is considered such a big threat to retaining a healthy lifestyle. Sleep deprivation is associated with many health disorders. It increases the risk of heart and kidney disease, diabetes and even strokes. Even though scientists have said that we need about 6 to 8 hours of sleep every day the majority of people choose not to follow this advice. It is estimated that only 30% of the American population is actually getting enough sleep.    

This infographic from Mic explains what happens when you don’t get enough sleep looking closely at all the side effects that come with it. It essentially helps you become familiar with the different parts of your brain so that you understand what is making you so tired and unproductive.

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So, what about you? Are you getting enough sleep? How many hours of sleep do you get every day? Let us know in the comments section below…

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