Here is part 2 of my sleep blog. I hope you enjoy it and find some information that helps you achieve a great sleep more regularly.
As I mentioned in the last blog, Dr Matthew Walker’s book, “Why we sleep: the new science of sleep and dreams” is an excellent book that much of this information is gleaned from. Here, I will emphasize a few things. Humans, in today’s action packed modern society, need 8 hours of sleep to function at their best. People who get very little sleep, and are still able to function optimally, are extremely rare: less than 1% of the population. For example, there are 2 very famous politicians who felt sleep was overrated: Ronald Reagan and Margaret Thatcher. They both got about 5 hours of sleep per night. Both of them also developed dementia. Here’s a study that shows that after only 36 hours of sleep deprivation, amyloid levels, linked to Alzheimer's disease, increased by 25-30%: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29220873.
See below a checklist for improving your sleep:
Wishing you regular, long, and restful sleeps.
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