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The Benefits of Slumber – NIH News in Health

20th November 2015
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Do morning people make you want to hide back under the covers? Maybe you’re not getting enough sleep.


In an article from News in Health, Dr. Merrill Mitler, a sleep expert and neuroscientist at NIH, talks about the benefits of sleep. Check it out:

A good night’s sleep does more than just give you a chance to enjoy some shut eye and maybe a few sweet dreams. Sleep “affects growth and stress hormones, our immune system, appetite, breathing, blood pressure and cardiovascular health.”

That’s not all! A lack of sleep can affect just about every system in your body, causing daytime productivity to go down, increasing the risk for obesity, and affecting how your body processes glucose.

Read the full article: The Benefits of Slumber – NIH News in Health, April 2013.

Do you get enough sleep at night? Let us know in the comments, and check out our infographic for more on the benefits of sleep and how to make sure you get some!

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