August 27


The Powerful Relationship Between Sleep & Happiness

By Staff Writer

brain, brain fitness, brain health

Researchers are now finding that the more sleepless nights that one accumulates, the more ‘sleep debt’ that they acquire. Once someone has a high level of sleep debt, they start to face cognitive difficulties, and they can often sleep up to 12 hours at a time! Making sleep a priority through actively planning your day can help you ensure that you receive an adequate amount of sleep. Also try to incorporate physical activity and a healthy diet into your daily regimen so that you wake up more well-rested.

Key Takeaways:

  • A prolonged lack of sleep can produce impaired cognition, including notable lapses in memory.
  • Eventually the lack can lead to more serious problems too, such as hypertension and obesity.
  • Setting a sleep schedule will help train your body to know when it is time to go to sleep.

“According to the American Psychological Association (APA), consistently failing to get enough sleep is the equivalent of spending more money than you make.”

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