More research on the importance of sleep

Published Dec 4th 2020

Stanford University’s Center on Longevity‘s Sightlines Project recently updated its report on the importance of sleep. Information includes a list of useful behaviors to follow to help get the most restful sleep and new treatments available for sleep disorders.

Additionally, the impact of lack of sleep was found to be far greater than had previously been thought. “On average, one night of insufficient sleep resulted in worse performance for three days, and two nights of insufficient sleep negatively impacted performance for six days. In other words, it took people almost an entire week to recover their performance after two consecutive nights of insufficient sleep.”

As difficult as it may be to stick to a routine and make healthy choices while in lockdown or quarantine, prioritizing sleep health may be one of the best ways to get through the uncertainty, and pain, of this extraordinary year.