Sleep Month Trivia of the Week

Did you know that when you don’t get enough sleep, your brain starts to eat itself?

According to a study published in the Journal of Neuroscience, when you are sleep deprived your brain starts to feed off of neurons and synapses, which in the long term could be harmful. Chronic lack of sleep can be a risk factor for Alzheimer’s and other neurological disorders.

About 40 percent of Americans are getting six or fewer hours of sleep each night, which is not enough, according to the CDC.

How many hours of sleep should the average adult be getting?

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