Sleep Ain't Cheap!

Kate Hervey

Educating My Family

I asked my mom, dad, and sister how much sleep they get per night. Their answers were about 6 and 7 hours. Once I found out my family and I weren't meeting the healthy sleep criteria(7-8 hours for adults, 8.25-9.5 hours for teens), I told them the risks of sleep deprivation such as heart disease, strokes, diabetes, obesity, lower test grades/ work performance, etc.

Tips:

  • Go to bed and wake up at same time everyday
  • Avoid naps
  • Do calm activity for about an hour before you go to bed
  • Exercise daily
  • Sleep on comfortable mattress and pillows