Friday, March 25, 2011

Sleep: How you function today affects how you sleep tonight
By Kelly Deichert

Maybe the last time you slept like a baby was when you were a baby. Maybe you used to fall asleep quickly, but now you’re up most of the night. Or maybe you wake up in the middle of the night and can’t get back to sleep.

Sleep disturbances can be stressful and dangerous.

“Six hours or less (of sleep a night) triples your risk of a car accident,” said Marie Hixon, family life education counselor. She offers a nonmedical sleep management workshop through the Airman and Family Readiness Center to help people with different stages of insomnia.

“We need quality sleep,” she said.

Read the rest of the article here.

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