Getting a good night's sleep is one of the best feelings in the world. When we wake up refreshed from a night of sleep, we feel motivated, healthy, and ready to take on the world. However, when our sleep is interrupted or poor in quality, it can more or less ruin our whole day.
According to a recent Gallup poll, Americans are getting less sleep than ever. 40% of Americans are getting fewer than seven hours of sleep per night, over an hour less than we were getting seventy years ago. While, for some, the main symptom of a lack of sleep is — wait for it — sleepiness, long-term sleep deprivation can lead to a host of health issues, many of which could affect your waistline. If you're gaining weight, feeling sluggish, or getting sick, your dwindling sleep supply might just be to blame.