Did You Know
The following 10 "tid-bits" were taken from the National Sleep Foundation's 25 Random Facts about Sleep
1.Man is the only mammal that willingly delays sleep.
2. Six in ten healthcare professionals do not feel that they have enough time to have a discussion with their patients about insomnia during regular office visits.
3. Caffeine has been called the most popular drug in the world. All over the world people consume caffeine on a daily basis in coffee, tea, cocoa, chocolate, some soft drinks, and some drugs.
4. Sleep is just as important as diet and exercise.
5. According to the International Classifications of Sleep Disorders, shift workers are at increased risk for a variety of chronic illnesses such as cardiovascular and gastrointestinal diseases.
6. 82% of healthcare professionals believe that it is the responsibility of both the patient and the healthcare professional to bring up symptoms of insomnia during an appointment.
7. Snoring is the primary cause of sleep disruption for approximately 90 million Americans; 37 million on a regular basis.
8. One of the primary causes of excessive sleepiness among Americans is self-imposed sleep deprivation.
9. According to the results of the NSF's 2008 Sleep in America poll, 36% of Americans drive drowsy or fall asleep while driving.
10. People who don't get enough are more likely to have bigger appetites due to the fact that their leptin levels (leptin is an appetite-regulating hormone) fall, promoting appetite increase.
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