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Stress and The Importance of Sleep
Be Sure To Get Your Beauty Rest

If you are getting 6 hours of sleep or less, you are not getting enough sleep, and may have built up a ’ 'sleep defecit’' that makes it more difficult to focus on tasks, handle everyday stressors, and fight off illness. You may even be at a significantly greater risk of getting into a car accident or making other errors associated with impaired functioning. You may want to work on time management and structure your lifestyle to include more night sleep, or at least a brief afternoon nap.

Learn more about the physical effects of sleep deprivation and the benefits of the power nap.

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