Getting the right amount of sleep each night has many benefits. Research indicates that from infancy through adulthood, people who get the least sleep tend to gain weight faster and are more apt to be obese than those who get the recommended amount of sleep.
Here are some steps to help you and your family get a good night’s sleep:
According to the National Sleep Foundation, follow these daily sleep guidelines:
For more information on getting the right amount of sleep, visit www.cdc.gov/Features/Sleep/.
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