Sunday, March 11, 2012
Sleep On . . .
The National Sleep Awareness Week ends today in the United States. However, it would behoove many to stay aware all year. Studies have shown that individuals who reported sleeping less than 7 hours on average during a 24-hour interval were more likely to report unintentionally falling asleep during the day at least one day out of the preceding 30 days (46.2% compared with 33.2%) and nodding off or falling asleep at the wheel during the previous 30 days (7.3% compared with 3.0%). This could mean the difference between staying healthy and well or having an accident that could not only impact the individual but also others in the immediate environment. (http://www.sleepfoundation.org ) and (http://www.cdc.gov/sleep).