Why Sleep Matters to Your Health

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  • It’s National Sleep Awareness Health Week
  • What Sleep Does for You
  • Other Benefits
  • How Much ZZZs Should We Get?
  • Blacks Don’t Get Enough Sleep
  • How Not Sleeping Can Harm You
  • Insomnia
  • Blacks, Snoring and Insomnia
  • Obesity and Sleep Apnea
  • Tips on Getting Better Sleep

Other Benefits

In addition to better overall health, sleep can give people more energy, which can improve their sex lives. Sleep is a natural pain reliever, which is great for people who suffer chronic pain. It also lowers our risk of physical injury and accidents such as car crashes, says Web MD.

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