Sleep – Are You Getting Enough?

Are You Getting Enough Sleep?  According to the CDC, less than 35% of Americans get enough Sleep.  So how much sleep should you get?  The CDC recommends a MINIMUM of  7 hours a night.

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… Are you kidding me?  I don’t have time for 7 hours of deep bed rest sleep every night!  At least, that’s what you’re thinking, right?  But let me ask you this.  Please read this article.  Learn about all the health problems that come from lack of this crucial activity.  Then ask yourself: “Can I afford not to get enough sleep each night?”  So what?  I didn’t get enough sleep.  How bad can it be?  Well let me tell you just what’s at stake. Lack of bed-rest can compromise both your emotional and physical health.  Sadly, this also has steep ramifications for your work life, too.

Lack of Sleep & the Workplace

If you’re at work, look around.  Who did you decide to avoid today?  Why?  Are they in a bad mood?  Well, it may be that person didn’t get enough “sack time” last night.  Or worse, maybe the last few nights.  In fact, Research conducted by Laura M. Giurge at Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University in the Netherlands, found that even one night of too little sleep may lead to unwanted behavior at work the next day.  The study concluded that lack of bed rest may weaken a person’s self-control.  This leads to destructive behavior.  In fact it can even lead to thievery at the workplace.  According to the Rotterdam School of Management, employees’ “misbehaving” at work adds up to the about $200 billion a year in the U.S. alone.

Children Suffer Too, Even Years Later

Do you know a child that excessively acts out?  Research shows lack of sleep may be the cause.  However, research also shows sleep deprivation can have serious repercussions later on in life. Researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital for Children in Boston used evaluations conducted a study involving over 1,000 children.

While bed rest duration between the ages of 6 months and 2 years was not linked to later behavior, sleep at ages 3 to 4 was. Those who slept less than 10 hours a day at age 3 or 4 had lower scores on executive function and behavior at age 7. Likewise, 5- to 7-year-olds who slept for nine hours a night or less also had lower scores.  “Insufficient sleep in the preschool and early school years is associated with poorer behavior in mid-childhood,” the researchers concluded.

Cutting Rest for work has the opposite effect

In addition to leading to obesity, many diseases, and premature death, sleep also makes you less productive.  In fact, keep that in mind when you’re working on something late at night instead of going to bed.  The next day will more than negate that extra hour or two of work you did last night instead of going to bed. Many research projects show that lack of sleep will adversely affect many aspects of workplace performance.  According to research published in Sleep Medicine Reviews, here are just a few: excess absenteeism, more accidents at work, decreased productivity, lack of career progression, and lower job satisfaction.

Nutrition and Sleep

Of course the problem is that once you get into the habit of sleep deprivation, it’s difficult to change.  However, the proper nutrition can help.

And while I don’t diagnose or treat any disease (including insomnia), I can help support a healthy sleep cycle.  I provide this support with a specific plan. And this plan usually includes custom dietary changes and the correct enzyme supplements. Of course I only make recommendations after scientific testing based on sound medical principles.

Are you concerned about your sleep cycle?  Does it affect your job, family or fun? If so, you can contact us one of several ways to set up a consultation. You can reach us on the web, stop by our office in Redmond, WA, or call us at 425-868-0120. Then I will personally sit down with you and talk about your suffering and how it affects your life. I will even do some preliminary testing as well as Bio Impedance Analysis (BIA). In fact did you know that both NASA and Cancer Treatment Centers of America rely on BIA? These tests help me determine if you are a good candidate for care. If you’re not, we’ll make every effort to provide the proper referral.

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After many years of clinical practice, Dr. Marrone has forged a remarkable career as a practitioner, educator and lecturer.  Furthermore, his extensive knowledge of enzyme nutrition has made him a much sought after practitioner.  If you are suffering from health problems that nobody seems to have the answer to, or are sick and tired of the revolving door approach of modern medicine, give Dr. Marrone a call to set up a consultation.

Enjoy your sleep
Are you getting enough sleep?