If you feel like you haven’t had a decent night sleep in a while, you’re not alone – two-thirds of adults say they haven’t had a complete, uninterrupted night sleep since they were a teenager!
A new study shows that most of us get about five hours of sleep per night – far less than the 7 to 9 hours recommended for adults by the National Sleep Foundation.
The pandemic has really taken its toll on us – six in ten of us say our sleeping difficulties have increased since it started. But it seems like our sleep problems began during our college years – that’s when we can recognize we needed sleep the most, eve more than twice as much as those first few years as new parents. Most in the study said that sleep quality began dropping off around age 23, right around that time when we graduate and head out on our own.
But even though we like to say we’ll “catch up” on our sleep over the weekend, most of us find our ability to sleep in drops off around age 25.
It may be a challenge, but prioritizing sleep is one of the best things we can do to help prevent illness, boost memory, and improve mood. But despite knowing this, it’s still a challenge to actually do.
There are supplements when we need help that have sleep-enhancing ingredients, like magnesium which help the body’s production of melatonin, or Valerian Root and Lemon Balm Leaf, which have antioxidants to support a calm and relaxed mood and you should be able to sleep like when you didn’t have real responsibilities!
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