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Is Sleep Really All That Important?

I’m sure you’ve heard it from at least one source in your life- that adults need between 7 to 8 hours of sleep each night. But is sleep really all that important?

Unfortunately, it really is. When we go to sleep each night our bodies don’t get to relax with us. Your body is hard at work repairing internal systems and regenerating any wear and tear from daily activities. Organs like the liver or adrenal glands get a chance to repair themselves during the night, and muscles use this time to heal.

Some of us, like those of us with Afib, require a lot more sleep. For example, I need between 10-12 hours a night for my body to repair itself.

So let’s add getting enough sleep to our list of New Year’s Resolutions!

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