There has been an increasing trend in promoting better sleep, which makes sense seeing as statistics show the USA is the most overworked developed nation in the world. It seems that there is more research coming out that tries to identify not only why we need to sleep, but how long we should sleep and what is happening during that time. However, what is frightening to me is how many people sacrifice their sleep. 35% of adults get less than 7 hours of sleep a night, and in the U.S., 50 to 70 million individuals suffer from a sleep disorder.
We are a culture that is used to perseverance. We side hustle, we work overtime, whatever we can to reach our goals. So it can be easy to think shaving a few hours off couldn’t possibly do any harm in your health. Here are a few examples of symptoms caused by not getting enough sleep:
- Mood Swings
- A Fuzzy Mind
- Rash Decisions
- Unhealthy Cravings
- Poor Skin
- Slowing Metabolism
- High Blood Pressure
Did you identify with any of these symptoms? It might be worth while to record how long you sleep every night and really see if you are doing your body justice. While many sleep deprived individuals turn to sleep medication to solve their problems, a study has shown that those who turn to sleeping pills have a 35% higher chance of developing cancer and the frequency of use can attribute to a higher mortality rate.
This is why we at Sensory Goods believe so strongly in a drug-free approach to sleep aids. A weighted blanket can be the perfect option for someone looking to improve the quality of their sleep naturally!