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Why We Sleep


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Why We Sleep

by Matthew Walker

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 Cost Of Lack Of Sleep

  1. Lack of sleep causes a loss in productivity that costs companies almost $2,000 per employee per year.
  2. In the U.S. alone, this adds up to as much as $411 billion per year.
  3. lack of sleep causes 1.2 million car accidents per year. That’s higher than the number of accidents caused by alcohol and drugs combined.
  4. lack of sleep leaves us more vulnerable to diseases like cancer, heart disease, and diabetes.


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What are the Benefits of Good Sleep?

  1. Adequate sleep makes it easier to regulate our appetites and avoid overeating.
  2. It puts us in a better frame of mind to pursue healthy activities.
  3. Sleeping well is also vital to our social lives.
  4. Good sleep offers our brains the chance to recalibrate our emotions and build our high-level thinking skills.
  5. It also develops our ability to think about high-level problems and develop solutions.


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How Can We Get Better Sleep?

  1. Stick to the same bedtimes and wake-up times each day to help regulate your sleep-inducing hormones.
  2. Avoid meals and exercise before bed, both of which can interfere with our bodies’ relaxation process.
  3. if you’re going to take naps, make sure that they don’t go past 3pm. This might start to interfere with your sleep schedule.
  4. Create an environment that’s conducive to sleep by removing lights and gadgets and cool off your room before bed.
  5. If you take a hot shower or bath before bed, your body will experience a temperature drop when you get out, which can help you feel sleepy.


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