February 08, 2019 at 09:53AM by CWC
For years, I was lucky enough to sleep like a baby. Not to brag or anything, but for me, it was really a pass-out-the-second-my-head-hits-the-pillow kind of situation, and I wouldn’t wake up until my alarm blared come morning. But now, that’s not always the case: My once-flawless sleep schedule has sometimes turned into lying awake in bed for hours, making me incredibly tired the next day. And I know I’m not the only one dealing with these issues.
While it’s recommended to sleep at least seven hours a night, 1 in 3 adults don’t meet those requirements, says the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. And there are many reasons for that, like technology—yes, Netflix binge-watching, that includes you—and stressing about money and your job. In fact, one study found 71 percent of millennials wake up worrying about something at least three nights a week.
Unfortunately, that lack of sleep can seriously affect your health and well-being: According to Harvard Medical School, it not only impacts your “judgment, mood, and ability to learn and retain information,” but it can also increase your risk of obesity, diabetes, heart disease, and death.
We’re passionate about this issue at Well+Good, and that’s where you come in. Take a few minutes to fill out the sleep and fatigue survey below to help us understand what’s keeping you up at night (maybe literally) regarding sleep and fatigue. You’ll be helping us better serve you and your needs—and hopefully together we can change a bit about how people approach all the issues that make us so ridiculously tired.
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