By Anne-Marie Botek, AgingCare.com Editor
A good night’s sleep. For many people, the thought of getting a solid eight hours may seem like a pleasant pipe dream.
And you’re not alone. The National Center for Sleep Disorders estimates that between 10 and 15 percent of American adults suffer from chronic bouts of insomnia.
Yet studies linking inadequate sleep to a number of physical and mental ailments continue to pile up, begging the question: Can anyone really afford to skimp on their snoozing?
Coffee can help you compensate for the occasional all-nighter you have to pull for work, but chronic sleep deprivation can take a serious toll on your health. There are a multitude of reasons why you should make it your mission to consistently get a solid amount of shut-eye.