Tuesday, June 01, 2010
Recent studies suggest that those who regularly enjoy a good night’s sleep may live longer becasue of it. The individuals that were part of the study were found to sleep on average 7.5 hours each day, including naps.
Those who reported not sleeping well were 46 percent more likely to suffer from health problems such as adrenal fatgue.
While the researchers are not suggesting a cause-and-effect relationship between sleep and healthy aging, the findings do show that a good night’s sleep does benefit individuals as they age.
This is not surprising, since sleep plays a major role in balancing hormones, memory retention, disease prevention, stress reduction, reducing inflammation, weight loss and optimizing our overall health.