Seasonal change: How important is sleep?
It’s getting darker and that impacts our sleep rhythm.
Sleep is the best prevention for your health and youth.
A sufficient amount of sleep is essential for optimal physical health, immune function, mental health, cognition, and disease prevention. It is dedicated time for the body to rest, recover, recharge, and reset.
Consistent quality sleep improves health on a biological level. Poor sleep habits increase risk for poor metabolic health through increased calorie intake (through more food cravings) and decreased energy expenditure. Prolonged poor sleep can even contribute to weight gain, obesity, or type 2 diabetes due to poor insulin sensitivity. Next to the significant impact of sleep on our mental well-being and aging.
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