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This Thing Called Sleep

The shorter your sleep, the shorter your life span.

It is believed that sleep is as old as life on this planet. Sleep managed to persevere throughout evolution, which is a strong indication that it provides humanity with a rich variety of health benefits.

Insufficient sleep has been identified as a key lifestyle factor determining whether or not you will develop Alzheimer’s disease. Lack of sleep wildly increases your chances of cardiovascular disease, stroke, and diabetes.

Sleep is tremendously complex and immensely relevant to the preservation of good health. Sleep significantly improves and enhances all the major organs in the human body, and it “enriches a diversity of functions, including our ability to learn, memorize, and make logical decisions and choices.”

We owe the strengthening of our immune system to healthy sleep. Moreover, sleep plays a major role in fighting malignancy and preventing all types of infections and illnesses. Sleep helps our bodies to maintain a balance of insulin and glucose, and it regulates our appetite, thus helping us control our body weight. All in all, healthy sleep contributes to a healthy life.

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