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Treat Your Health by Choosing More Sleep

  • Published15 Mar 2019
  • Author Kristina Reznikov
  • Source BrainFacts/SfN

Love binge watching your favorite show? Before you choose to stay up late to finish another episode, remember that sleep is a crucial factor affecting your physical and mental health. Sleep is responsible for the proper execution of more important bodily functions than many realize. Hormones, blood pressure, memory, and coordination are just a few functions that are affected by how much somebody sleeps. And repeated disruption to a sleep cycle can contribute to the likelihood of chronic diseases like diabetes and heart disease.

Even if it means going to bed on a cliffhanger, choosing sleep is a good bet. Click on the stars below to learn more about the role sleep plays in your life.

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