6 out of 10 women get less than the recommended seven to nine hours of sleep at night. In due course, sleep debt piles up and affects their health.
A report published in Harvard Women’s Health Watch claims that this debt, however chronic or longstanding, can be repaid.
For instance, if you have a debt of 10 hours sleep, you can repay it by sleeping over the weekend and the week following it. If your sleep debt has piled up over decades, then it is advised that you take a short vacation to a place where you need not have a very busy schedule.
Ensure that you get proper sleep at night and wake up naturally in the morning—no alarm clocks allowed here. During the vacation, determine the amount of sleep you require and ensure that you get the determined amount of sleep everyday.
Source: Harvard Medical School