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Sleep—A “Fountain of Youth”

Although there is no such thing as a “fountain of youth,” many researchers are convinced that quality sleep comes closest to its benefits. Seek help for sleep troubles from appropriate health resources. Start with a doctor, EAP, counselor, credible book, or your health and wellness advisor. Research studies on those who get better sleep show improved memory, reduced depression, improved self-confidence, lost weight, looking younger, increased creativity, improved mood, increased energy, prevention of cognitive decline in later life, reduced pain, better work performance, and even positive benefits in decision making leading to business and financial success. One study showed that 17 hours without sleep equates to an impaired brain with a .05 percent blood alcohol level. Source: [Search PMC 1739867]


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