Poor Sleep Has Become a Public Health Epidemic [Infographic]

October 12, 2016

6:30 pm

Study after study has shown that sleep is good for you. It gives you energy, it regulates your organs, it even provides a means of entertainment in the form of dreams. But for some reason, entrepreneurs often think that they can sleep when they’re dead. They believe that productivity comes from quantity rather than quality. And while they continue to stay up late into the night on their latest innovation, the rest of us are feeling great and productive on a good night’s rest. Well, maybe not all of us.

According to data from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, insufficient sleep has become a public health epidemic. In addition to making you tired all day, it also contributes to depression, weight gain, skin aging, and wide range of other ailments.

Particularly when it comes to married people, sleep is a contributing factor in disagreements, dissatisfaction, and perhaps most importantly, less sex. Fortunately, these problems can be solved with a good mattress, a different environment, and a little martial love right before bedtime

The Better Sleep Organization released an infographic to help illustrate the problem, providing a number of solutions for people that struggle with the problem. Take a look at the stats below and get a better idea of the issue that is plaguing a huge section of the population.


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Conor is a writer, comedian and world-renowned sweetheart. As the Assistant Editor and Writer at Tech.Co, he’s written about everything from Kickstarter campaigns and budding startups to tech titans and innovative technologies. His background in stand-up comedy made him the perfect person to host Startup Night at SXSW and the Funding Q&A at Innovate! and Celebrate, posing questions to notable tech minds from around the world. In his spare time, he thinks about how to properly pronounce the word "colloquially." Conor is the Assistant Editor and Writer at Tech.Co. You can email him at conor@tech.co.

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