Sleep your way to a healthy body

You may think that you can get more work done by trading off hours of sleep, but recent research has shown that sleep is even more important when it comes to learning and memory than previously thought.

If you shorten sleep short-term (one night) or long-term (more than two weeks), the ability to retain newly learned information decreases and affects storing and recall of memories.

Sleep is essential for a healthy heart. People who don’t sleep enough are at higher risk for cardiovascular disease and coronary heart disease—regardless of age, weight, smoking and exercise habits.

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