Let’s be real here: Almost all of us could use more sleep. The average American gets less than seven hours of shut-eye every night, which is still under the doctor-recommended threshold of eight hours. But what’s a busy professional to do?
Sleeping longer (and better) doesn’t have to be rocket science. The infographic below explains why you should get more rest, the problems that arise if you don’t, and easy steps you can take to get that REM cycle started faster.
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