02 May '11, 12am

Put These 5 Sleep-Stealing Behaviors to Rest

Put These 5 Sleep-Stealing Behaviors to Rest

A new CDC report finds that 35 percent of the population gets less than the recommended 7 hours of sleep, putting everyone at risk for nightmares. By Leah Zerbe, Rodale.com A new Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) study exposes nightmarish sleep statistics nationwide. More than 35 percent of adults surveyed for the CDC study admitted to getting less than seven hours of sleep at night. It isn’t enough, and that increases the risk of all sorts of problems, including high blood pressure and car accidents. (Drowsy driving accounts for roughly 1,550 fatalities and 40,000 nonfatal injuries annually in the United States, making it one of the most lethal consequences of not getting enough shut-eye.) 7 Surprising ways that sleep affects your health . Nearly 38 percent of adults also admitted accidentally falling asleep during the day in the last month, while about 5 pe...

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