Sleep facilitates physical and mental restoration and plays a crucial role in your overall health. Yet, it's estimated that about 1 in 3 adults in the United States don't get enough shut eye at night.
While it may not seem like a big deal to skimp on sleep, a lack of zzzs can affect your weight, cognition, blood sugar, and cholesterol levels. Studies also show that insufficient sleep might negatively impact endurance, coordination, reaction time, and muscle protein synthesis.
In this edition, we're throwing back the sheets on sleep and turning to science to understand what factors play a role in your nightly slumber.
Here's to getting a restful night's sleep, Elos!
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