9 Reasons You're Not Getting Enough Sleep

Learn what ruins your sleep and how to improve your habits.

9 Reasons You're Not Getting Enough Sleep

Want to lose weight, have more energy, improve your mood and boost your health? Get more quality sleep, suggest science and medical experts. Research has shown that most Americans would be happier, healthier and safer if they were to sleep an extra 60 to 90 minutes more each night. Even if you think you’re carving out eight hours in bed, there could be other factors from your day that impact your ability to fall or stay asleep. Read on to learn about nine factors that could be interfering with your ability to get a great night’s sleep and check out our tips to fix these habits in no time.

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You’ve had those evenings when you’re lying awake in bed and couldn’t unwind from the hectic day you had, or you were feeling anxious about the responsibilities that lie ahead for you. You’re not alone. An American Psychological Association Stress in America™ survey showed that stress may be interfering with Americans’ sleep. Some people’s anxiety and tension could lead to insomnia; for others, their stress and sleep problems could be due to not winding down from the day before going to bed.

From Cerebral Palsy to Olympian: How This Athlete Beat the Odds

Nick Mayhugh, a world-class athlete in USANA's "Winner's Circle," is showing you how he fuels his body and ambition.

Nick Mayhugh grew up playing soccer like most American kids do. But unlike most kids, he had the elite skills to match his deep passion. He perfected his play, practiced into the nights and dedicated his young life to the sport. For him, that meant secretly compensating for physical effects he was told were normal growing pains but that he knew weren't, like numbness on the left side of his body. So he pushed harder than the others, learning to play with just his right limbs and teaching himself to walk without a limp.

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