How well did you sleep last night? - National Sleep Awareness Month
Whether you’ve had kids, pulled an all-nighter, or ever struggled with jet lag or restlessness, you probably have a hilarious tale or two about sleep-deprived and semi-conscious mishaps. And while stories about pouring water into a box of mac & cheese, putting your keys in the freezer, or adding baby formula to coffee are merely humorous blunders, sleep trouble is no laughing matter.
National Sleep Awareness Month is the perfect time to take a serious look at your sleep habits and make the necessary changes to achieve better rest. Prioritizing sleep is a great way to improve overall health and wellbeing.
Proper rest impacts every aspect of your health, both mentally and physically, and can leave you unable to function. In fact, it’s no different than being drunk: even moderate sleep deprivation can impair your cognitive function and decision making ability to the same degree as alcohol impairment. According to the National Center for Biotechnology Information, almost 20% of all car crash accidents and injuries are associated with sleepiness.
Sleep can also impact your immune system, which pretty important to keep in optimal condition, especially if you are traveling or have pre-existing health conditions. Weight gain can sometimes be attributed to a lack of sleep, as can higher rates of depression, forgetfulness, and grumpiness.
The National Center for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that adults receive at least seven hours of quality sleep every night. That isn't counting the hour you spent tossing and turning, re-tucking the kids into bed, or scrolling on Instagram after you turned the light off. Are you getting enough sleep? One in three people are not, and we hope to help change that.
As the unofficial sponsor of National Sleep Awareness Month, the team at Receptra Naturals is here to help you receive the best rest possible and celebrate serious sleep with tips, tricks, discounts, and giveaways throughout the month of March!
Rest you can rely on isn’t some luxury; it’s essential.