Thursday, September 13, 2012

A Healthy Lifestyle Includes Getting Proper Sleep

Good sleep is one of the cornerstones of health that should not be overlooked. Sleep deprivation prematurely ages you by interfering with your growth hormone production, normally released by your pituitary gland during deep sleep. Growth hormone helps you look and feel younger. But that's not all. Interrupted or impaired sleep can also:
·         Dramatically weaken your immune system
·         Accelerate tumor growth—tumors grow two to three times faster in laboratory animals with severe sleep dysfunctions
·         Cause a pre-diabetic state, making you feel hungry even if you've already eaten, which can wreak havoc on your weight.
·         Seriously impair your memory even a single night of poor sleep—meaning sleeping only 4 to 6 hours—can impact your ability to think clearly the next day and impair your performance on physical or mental tasks
One study has even shown that people with chronic insomnia have a three times greater risk of dying from any cause.

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