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Getting a Good Night’s Sleep

by Cascade Ice on June 27, 2011

The benefits of getting a good night’s rest are virtually endless. You wake up feeling refreshed and ready to conquer the day when you get a good amount of shut-eye.

According to a recentĀ article in the New York Times, a good night’s sleep can help you concentrate more effectively and can help your short-term memory. A recent study even showed that getting more sleep can make you appear more attractive. Imagine that!

Studies have even shown that losing sleep can negatively impact your health and can make losing weight more difficult. People who get less than seven hours of sleep a night are 15 percent more likely to be obese. This is partially because those who stay up later typically eat during those hours. Also, exercising is more difficult when you are exhausted, so be sure to catch up on those Z’s.

Having trouble getting to bed early? Try going to bed 10 minutes earlier every night, pretty soon it will add up to an extra hour of sleep! Here’s to a good night’s sleep!

What do you do to make sure you get 7-8 hours of sleep per night?