Sleep is by far my greatest health challenge. I use to pride myself on going without sleep. For years, I average around 4-5 hours a night. I felt fine, really didn't think I needed the recommended 7-8
Then I started monitoring my blood work. Despite eating the right foods, working out regularly, my blood pressure and cholesterol were high.
I was baffled, until I researched fully just how important sleep really is. Now I make it a point to get at least 7 or more hours a night. I now feel so MUCH Better. My energy is way up, no more 3 o'clock slump, and best of all, my blood work is normal and I avoided needing meds. (sorry pharmaceutical companies, your not getting my $$$)