THE IMPORTANCE OF SLEEP

It has been widely known that the three most important factors that promote good health and a long life are Sleep, Nutrition, and Exercise.

“A good day begins with a good night.”

“Our creativity, ingenuity, confidence, leadership, and decision making can all be enhanced simply by getting enough sleep.” – Arianna Huffington, syndicated columnist, co-founder and editor-in-chief of The Huffington Post & author of “Thrive”.

“Sleep deprivation negatively impacts our mood, our ability to focus, and our ability to access higher-level cognitive functions: the combination of these factors is what we generally refer to as medical performance.” – Dr. Stuart Quan and Dr. Russell Sanna, from Harvard Medical School’s Division of Sleep Medicine.

“A study at Duke University has found that poor sleep is associated with higher stress levels and a greater risk of heart disease and diabetes. They also found that these risks are greater in women than in men.” – taken from “Strive” by Arianna Huffington.

“Long-term poor sleepers are 7 times more likely to feel helpless than good sleepers and 5 times more likely to feel alone, but also twice as likely to have relationship problems, suffer daytime fatigue, and lack of concentration.” – The Great British Sleep Survey 2012, results taken from over 20,000 responses collected over 2 years from across the U.K. (taken directly from the study results).

“Cheating your body out of the R&R it needs can make you more prone to illness, stress, traffic accidents, and weight gain.” – Dr. Michael Breus, author of “Beauty Sleep”. 

“Rob yourself of sleep and you’ll find you do not function at your personal best. This is true of work decisions, relationship challenges, or any life situation that requires judgement, emotional equilibrium, problem solving, and creativity.” – Arianna Huffington.

“Everything you do, you’ll do better with a good night’s sleep.” – Dr. Michael Breus.