Light reduces melatonin production prohibiting sustained sleep
It’s no secret that a lack of sleep impacts the ability to focus. But the benefits of good sleep can actually boost your bottom line: research has shown that a long-term one-hour increase in sleep correlates with an increase in wages of up to 16%.
“You’re more productive when you’re well rested. Sleep is a natural supplement for your brain as well, helping to both improve your focus and memory.” — Psychologist and Sleep Disorders Expert Dr. Michael Breus
Getting six hours of sleep (or less) per night increases an athlete’s chance of an injury by 70%. And getting the right amount of sleep also improves accuracy on the court or the greens: Studies have shown that a good night’s sleep can reduce your handicap by up to 30%
Research has shown that disrupted sleep in people from ages 50’s to 60’s raises the risk of Alzheimer’s disease.
“Poor sleep is one of the most underappreciated factors contributing to cognitive and medical ill health issues in the elderly, including issues with diabetes, depression, chronic pain, stroke, heart disease, and Alzheimer’s disease.” — Neuroscientist and Sleep Researcher Matthew Walker
When we experience sleep loss, our physical faces are most affected by it. So let the world see you at your best: skip the plastic surgery and invest in a good night’s sleep!