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  • Writer's pictureKaren

Ten Tips For Better Sleep

Sleep is important. It allows your body to recover, but also to perform vital metabolic processes — such as the cleanup of toxic proteins in the brain, a mouse study showed.[1] And of course, during REM sleep, your “sleeping” brain is very busy consolidating short-term memories into long-term memories.[2][3]

Unsurprisingly, lack of sleep has been associated with a multitude of health issues. It has been shown to increase inflammation[4] and impair focus,[5] fat loss,[6][7] insulin signaling,[8][9][10][7] testosterone production,[11][12][13][14][15] and cardiovascular health.[16] More recently, it has also been associated with higher probability of inadequate hydration.[17]

Getting enough sleep — enough quality sleep — isn’t only a health necessity, either; it can also help you perform better mentally,