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Not Getting Enough Sleep? You’re Paying a Higher Price than You Think

You pay a big price for not getting enough sleep

​Not getting enough sleep has become an epidemic, with many of us sleeping significantly less than the 7h - 9h recommended by the National Sleep Foundation. Unfortunately, in our western society, sleep is often treated as a commodity that can be traded for other activities. Chronic short sleep ​is linked to lower productivity and higher mortality risk. The Rand Corporation ​estimates the economic costs of sleep deprivation to be up to 3% of GDP. And studies suggest that chronic short sleepers do not require less sleep than other adults; rather, these individuals gradually accrue sleep debt over time.

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