Lack of enough sleep contributes to as many as a quarter of all accidents. This includes car, bus, truck, train or plane. Lack of rest now rivals obesity and smoking as our greatest public health crisis. Experts say our nation is currently in the midst of a crisis. According to the National Sleep Foundation, everyone needs seven to nine hours of sleep a night in order for the body and mind to function properly. During sleep, the brain conducts maintenance clearing itself of chemical waste products. Every aspect of our lives is affected by our rest at night, from our health to relationships and our work performance. It is recommended that when you get in bed – read a book, no electronic devices as they stimulate you rather than relax you. Getting at least seven hours of sleep, makes you more emotionally, physically, mentally alert and resilient. De Hart Plumbing, serving Manhattan Kansas, Junction City Kansas and Wamego Kansas.