Not getting enough sleep will do more than make you slow the next day. Every half hour you miss makes you 39% more likely to face this dangerous health threat.

Why Losing Just 30 Minutes of Sleep is Actually a Scary Thing

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If you are having a hard time sleeping at night, it doesn’t just make you feel like a zombie the next morning… Missing sleep is one of the worst ways to sabotage your health.

And if the risks you already know about—like increasing your odds of developing Alzheimer’s disease and having a heart attack—don’t have you paying attention to your sleep pattern…maybe this will.

Researchers at the Weill Cornell Medical College in Qatar gave sleep journals to more than 500 people. Each subject used it to record their weekday sleep debt… That’s the amount of sleep you lose in the course of a night. It’s not limited to not being able to fall asleep. Waking up during the night and going to bed later than normal count too.

After a year, researchers found every 30 minutes of weekday sleep debt raised subjects’ obesity risk by 17%. An hour of sleeplessness on top of some tossing and turning could make you 50% more likely to become obese. But that’s nothing.

There’s an even bigger—and more dangerous—threat at play… And every half hour of sleep you miss raises your risk by 39%.

Insulin resistance.1

It means your body is still producing this vital hormone… It’s just not using it the right way. This affects your metabolism. It can also set you up for diabetes…or worse. Things like heart and kidney disease. Even eye and nerve damage.2 Now imagine how dangerous losing an hour or two of sleep each night can be.

Don’t rely on sleeping pills to help you…. They’ll only make things worse. Use natural solutions instead. You can start by eating tart cherries. They’re rich in melatonin that helps regulate your body’s sleep cycle. Lowering stress with organic chamomile tea is another way to get your body ready for sleep.

In Good Health,

Angela Salerno
Publisher, INH Health Watch

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