Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Better Sleep is Added to the National Goals for 2020

Every decade our government lists our health goals for the next 10 years called the Healthy People report. This year better sleep was added to the list. 25% of US Adults say that they have insufficient sleep or rest at least 5 days out of a month. A major cause is sleep apnea, but others simply do not sleep well. Poor sleep contributes to car and motorcycle crashes. Only 31% of high school students get the recommended 8 hours of sleep a night. Careful attention to good sleep habits can bring great dividends to your health.

See Healthy People 2020 from the Department of Health and Human Services.

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