5 Ways to Sleep Better, According to Science

Sleep, the 36 percent of our lives where we do not eat, drink or reproduce, is vital downtime for the body. If it weren’t, from an evolutionary perspective, we’d sleep less. This third of life is vital for memory consolidation and brain processing, clearing of toxins (like beta-amyloid, which has been linked to Alzheimer’s), rebuilding of metabolic pathways, and general physiological housekeeping. Good sleep can help regulate weight, increase cognitive problem solving, reduce risk of chronic diseases and make you a happier, healthier, more glowing person.

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Matthew Ankeny