Why Sleep Matters to Your Health

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  • 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
  • It’s National Sleep Awareness Health Week
  • What Sleep Does for You
  • Other Benefits
  • How Much ZZZs Should We Get?


Insomnia is one of the most common sleep disorders. A person with this sleep disorder can have one or all of the these symptoms: Difficulty falling asleep, waking up and then going back to sleep, feeling tired when waking up and waking up way before you need to. A recent study suggests that having a hyperactive brain may play a factor in why some people suffer from insomnia. 

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