Monday, December 26, 2005

Sleep as a Priority....

Give Yourself a Good Night's Sleep This Season
Experts offer six important reasons why slumber is essential
-- Robert Preidt

THURSDAY, Dec. 22 (HealthDay News) -- If you scrimp on sleep, you could be setting yourself up for health problems, according to the Harvard Women's Health Watch.

It offers six good reasons to make sure you get enough sleep:
  • To remember. Sleep helps learning and memory. While you sleep, your brain commits new information to memory through a process called memory consolidation.
  • To stay slim. Chronic sleep deprivation may cause weight gain by affecting the way your body processes and stores carbohydrates and by altering levels of hormones that control appetite... Read the Full Article

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