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How does lack of sleep affect energy levels?

II doesn't take much sleep loss to produce a lack of energy. Studies show for as little as half an hour of sleep missed you are less alert the next day. Most people need 7 to 8 hours of sleep or more per day to feel at their best. Getting yourself into bed an hour earlier could really make a difference in how fast you get yourself out of that bed in the morning.

Sleep loss is a major energy drain. Our bodies and brains need six to nine hours of sleep to restore good brain-cell functioning (i.e., the ability to perform physically as well as mentally, since both coordination and thinking require those brain cells to work well). Getting on a regular bedtime schedule will help set your internal clock so your body knows when to sleep and when to wake.

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