Sleep Your Way to Happiness

March 26, 2015

Cultivating the habit of getting enough sleep has a profound impact on our happiness. Sleep is necessary because it plays a major role in allowing our body to recover and repair itself. It is so important that Tony Schwartz a business performance expert says, “No single behavior more fundamentally influences our effectiveness in working life than sleep.” Chronic sleep deprivation has been shown to impair memory and concentration and increase levels of stress hormones. Insufficient sleep has also been linked to everything from increased risk of car crashes to problems in relationships. A study described in Inc. magazine indicates that more sleep decreases our sensitivity to negative emotions. It turns out that negative and positive stimuli are processed by different...

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