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Benefits of Sleep for Seniors

No matter how old you are, a good night’s sleep is a time to rest and rejuvenate. Your sleep is priority for your health and wellness. According to the National Sleep Foundation, people over age 65 should get at least seven-to-eight hours of sleep every night.

Practice healthy sleeping habits by following these important steps:

  • A good night’s sleep boosts your mood: Your sleep and mental health are closely related. A good night’s sleep can improve your well-being and boost your mood.
  • Sleep lowers your risk of diseases: During sleep, our bodies undergo tissue repair and muscle growth. This helps keep your immune system strong.
  • Restful sleep maintains your weight and supports metabolism: Getting enough sleep helps your metabolism move at a healthy rate. If your metabolism slows, down it can lead to weight gain.
  • Sleeping well can improve your memory and concentration: A good night’s sleep keeps your memory and attention span sharp. Not getting enough rest can negatively affect your attention span and memory.
  • During sleep, your brain clears harmful toxins: Our glymphatic system – a waste disposal system clearing toxins and debris from our brain, is about 10 times more active during sleep.

Sleep is important for your mental and physical health. Getting at least seven to eight hours of sleep each night can boost your mood, lower risk of disease, support metabolism, improve memory, and clear harmful toxins from your brain. Following these tips can help you feel more rested and more energized each day.

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