According to the National Sleep Foundation, twenty percent of Americans sleep less than six hours a night. The foundation recommends adults get seven to nine hours.
Not getting enough sleep frequently can cause personal injury such as cardiovascular (heart vessel) disease, diabetes and obesity. Lack of sleep also diminishes cognitive function, memory and the immune system as well as leading to more than 100,000 car accidents every year.
As car accident lawyers, we know the importance of the right amount of sleep. Drowsy driving can cause car crashes that lead to many different personal injuries. A car accident can cause whiplash, spinal cord injury resulting in paralysis (i.e. paraplegia & quadriplegia) and traumatic brain injury like concussions.
Getting the right amount of sleep every night can prevent these car accidents and increase your level of health in your daily life reducing the possibility of personal injury.
A lot of people do not know that time in bed does not mean quality sleep. Many people do not get enough of the sleep phases that restore body functions. REM, the Rapid Eye Movement phase where dreaming occurs, is important for memory, learning, creativity, problem solving and emotional balance.
Deep, or slow-wave sleep, when the body releases human growth hormone, is critical for development and physical repair. Not getting this or any other type of sleep can lead to personal injury or wrongful death if you doze off at the wrong time.
As car accident lawyers, we like to remind drivers to always get a proper night of rest. Not only will you wake up fresh and ready to handle a busy work day, but it can prevent hazardous situations (like car accidents) that can result in personal injury or wrongful death.
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