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Studies show that getting enough sleep is important for improving and maintaining good health. Researchers believe that certain processes necessary for repairing the body occur at best or only during sleep.
Getting too little sleep means missing important cycles that help restore memory and ensure the ability to concentrate, accurately perform motor skills, and stabilize emotions.
Recent research shows that sleep is important for maintaining health, including helping:
In addition, being sleepy during waking hours can lead to traffic and other accidents as well as poor work performance. It also can contribute to family and social difficulties.
The amount of sleep you need generally depends on your age, gender, and lifestyle. The National Institutes of Health suggests that while some adults need an average 7 to 8 hours of sleep per night, some adults do well with as little as 7 hours. Data show that infants, young children, and teens typically need more sleep than an average adult.
An American Academy of Sleep Medicine-accredited center of excellence, the Sleep Disorders Center at Summit Medical Group provides evaluation and treatment for all types of sleep disorders. Our sleep specialists provide a tranquil, home-like environment to evaluate your sleep problems.