Did you know that more than 1/3 of American adults (83.6 million people) are sleep deprived? The CDC calls this a "public health problem." Obviously, lack of sleep is associated with a number of health impacts, including hypertension, diabetes, depression, obesity, reduced immune function, and just a general reduced quality of life and productivity.
Congratulations! You made it through Thanksgiving, Black Friday, and Cyber Monday in one piece! I don't know about you, but it always seems like this time of year just shows up without warning, and all of the sudden, I'm deep into shopping for gifts and writing out lists and planning meals and figuring out last minute holiday travel plans. Compound that with a lot of family time (in an election year... eeek) and the pressure to have your house decorated *just so* and it's no surprise that we can often feel a bit stressed out around the holiday season.