Does getting eight hours of sleep a night sound like a dream? If you’re like millions of Americans, you’re lucky to get six hours, and inadequate sleep leads to more than just feeling a little tired. As a neurologist will tell you, if you consistently fail to get eight hours of rest per night, you could be setting yourself up for some very serious health consequences, including heart attacks, depression, and type 2 diabetes. In this infographic, the Illinois Neurological Institute explains the very real dangers of sleep loss and why you should seek help from a neurologist. If you’re experiencing sleep difficulties, contact our neurologists to schedule an appointment at our state-of-the-art sleep center in Peoria. Please pass on this important information to your friends and family as well.