Less that 5 hours of sleep can actually increase your risk of diabetes by as much as 2 1/2 times. It can also lead to increase in heart attack by 45%. In general it increases your risk of death by 12%.

Less that 5 hours of sleep can actually increase your risk of diabetes by as much as 2 1/2 times. It can also lead to increase in heart attack by 45%. In general it increases your risk of death by 12%.

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Why You Need More Sleep (Infographic). Did you know that the average American spends 7.5 hours in bed but only sleeps for 6? Or that sleeping for only 5 hours increases your chance of being overweight by 73 percent! These are just a few of the interesting facts about why you need sleep in this infographic.

Why You Need More Sleep (Infographic). Did you know that the average American spends 7.5 hours in bed but only sleeps for 6? Or that sleeping for only 5 hours increases your chance of being overweight by 73 percent! These are just a few of the interesting facts about why you need sleep in this infographic.

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Your Brain on Sleep: What Happens To the Mind & Body During the 5 Stages of Your Sleep Cycle [Infographic], via @HubSpot

Your Brain on Sleep: What Happens To the Mind & Body During the 5 Stages of Your Sleep Cycle [Infographic], via @HubSpot

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"All these crazy people out here are like "oh, I only get 4 hours of sleep every night." And I'm here like I get 8 and a half hours and I'm STILL tired "

"All these crazy people out here are like "oh, I only get 4 hours of sleep every night." And I'm here like I get 8 and a half hours and I'm STILL tired "

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BRIT’S LIST OF HEALTHY HABITS – MY FIERCE FORMULA…  0 – Hours of television  1 – Hour of exercise  2 – Liters of water  3 – Cups of hot green tea  4 – Short mental breaks  5 – Small meals  6 – AM wake up time  7 – Minutes of laughter  8 – Hours of sleep (at least)  9 – PM end of the day and off to bed  10 – Prayers of gratitude (list 10 things you’re thankful for)

BRIT’S LIST OF HEALTHY HABITS – MY FIERCE FORMULA… 0 – Hours of television 1 – Hour of exercise 2 – Liters of water 3 – Cups of hot green tea 4 – Short mental breaks 5 – Small meals 6 – AM wake up time 7 – Minutes of laughter 8 – Hours of sleep (at least) 9 – PM end of the day and off to bed 10 – Prayers of gratitude (list 10 things you’re thankful for)

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Healthy Sleep Tips - National Sleep Foundation https://sleepfoundation.org/sleep-tools-tips/healthy-sleep-tips

Healthy Sleep Tips - National Sleep Foundation https://sleepfoundation.org/sleep-tools-tips/healthy-sleep-tips

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Many of us suffer from sleep deficiency or sleep disorders, which influences our entire life and health. Namely, according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, insufficient sleep is a public health problem and people have spent thousands of...

Many of us suffer from sleep deficiency or sleep disorders, which influences our entire life and health. Namely, according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, insufficient sleep is a public health problem and people have spent thousands of...

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The variety of ways animals sleep is staggering, and researchers are only beginning to make a dent in understanding the inner workings and purpose of sleep among different species.

The variety of ways animals sleep is staggering, and researchers are only beginning to make a dent in understanding the inner workings and purpose of sleep among different species.

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