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It's Scary!

Monday, November 11, 2013

I have always been one to get along on 5 to 7 hours of sleep per night. Seldom ever did I get 8 hours of sleep. Since joining Spark People I have begun to realize this is not good and now I've read the following paragraph...................

Not getting the recommended seven and a haf to nine hours of sleep per night raises your risk of colds, flu, obesity, diabetes, heart disease, and even cancer. As an example of just how important rest is to health, a University of Chicago study found that men with no risk factors for diabetes were in a pre-diabetic state after just one week of poor sleep.

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    I didn't know that information. Thanks for letting me know.
    1650 days ago
    I need more emoticon too!
    1650 days ago
    1651 days ago
    Wow. That's scary!!
    I'm a TERRIBLE sleeper!
    I only get 6 - 6 1/2 avg a nite.
    AND I awake 1-3 times during those hours!
    I wish I could sleep so much better -
    I really do!
    I know one way I could improve, I'm sure -
    Is quit drinking my diet Pepsi earlier!!
    Good luck with your "sleeping better/more"! :-)))
    1651 days ago
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