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Getting Enough Sleep Is As Critical To Overall Health As Diet And Exercise

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Posted Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Like many Americans, you may spend hours at the gym, choose all the right foods and think you're in peak health but you could be missing a vital part of the equation.

If you're not sleeping seven to nine hours each night, you're unlikely to achieve optimal health, according to the National Healthy Sleep Awareness Project, a collaboration of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Sleep Research Society (SRS). The group aims to promote awareness of the dangers of chronic sleep loss and untreated sleep illness to encourage measurable behavior changes.