Research shows that getting at least 7 hours of sleep per night is linked to longer telomere length, which equates to longer lifespan. Telomeres are markers of biological aging and overall health. They are the protective ends of our DNA that naturally shorten as we age. Quality sleep is also important for maintaining healthy cortisol levels as well as other hormones. Chronic sleep deprivation may cause weight gain, memory difficulties, mood disorders and even alter immune function.
Pathways to success
Your journey toward optimal living includes building your knowledge for how to live a healthy life and integrating practices that positively impact your well-being. Enjoy learning about and practicing the following: