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Reasons to Sleep Other Than Fatigue

We all sleep as the result of being tired, right?! Fatigue is an important signal, but not the only reason to be catching Zzz’s. Here is a list of other very important reasons to sleep other than fatigue: Sleep Can Improve Memory. Wouldn’t this be nice?! Sleep can improve our short-term memory and allow us to remember information better the following day. You Won’t Be Cranky. Sleep deprivation actually inhibits our ability to process emotions. Less sleep=cranky. More sleep=happy! Your Immune System Will Be Stronger. Quality sleep means a recovering body, which equals a healthy immune system and improved defense against bacteria and viruses. Great to know…

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Can Light Physical Activity Help Sleep?

We all know that participating in light physical activity is good for our health, but did you know it could help you sleep?! Activities such as running, biking, weightlifting, yoga, and even gardening are associated with better sleep habits compared to no physical activity, the University of Pennsylvania research found. However, other types of light physical activity like childcare and housework are associated with worse sleep habits. Of course, it’s possible that this may be due to the fact that parents are more likely to engage in these activities and may experience worse sleep for other reasons, but researchers did not…

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