Skimping on Sleep
People may brag about subsisting on very little sleep, but a lack of shuteye can actually take a huge toll on your health, says Dr. Brown. A 2016 new study conducted by the Canadian Men’s Health Foundation found that 33 percent of 500 Canadian men surveyed between the ages of 30 and 49, were only getting four to six hours of sleep each night. Another health survey, by Aviva found that 31 percent of Canadians don’t think they are getting enough sleep.
Missing out on sleep is associated with obesity, heart problems, cardiac disease, depression and may even cause cognitive decline such as an increased risk of Alzheimer’s disease. Professionals recommend between seven to eight hours of shuteye a night so skip that last episode on Netflix in favour of a good night’s slumber.