Sleep is essential to our overall mental and physical well-being, advises the Global Council on Brain Health. While AARP’s 2016 Sleep and Brain Health Survey found that virtually all adults age 50 and over believe that sleep is important for their brain health, 48 percent say they don’t get enough sleep.
It’s important that we pay attention to our sleep habits in order to manage both the short-term and long-term effects. Restorative sleep can leave us feeling refreshed and energized, and we may feel more in control of our mood and emotions. The opposite might be true the day after a restless night of sleep. What’s more, chronic inadequate sleep may increase the risk for dementia and depression.
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