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Could This Be the Secret to Getting a Good Night's Sleep?

July 11, 2017

Sleep is so important! But sometimes we struggle to fall asleep, stay asleep, or even get enough quality sleep and that can have significant impacts on our health. 

Physically we can feel tired and even start to look older if we are depriving ourselves of sleep over an extended period. It can also increase your risk of chronic illness like diabetes and heart disease. And if you find that your immune system isn't working at top performance lack of sleep can also be the cause. 

There are also mental side effects of not getting enough sleep like mood disorders, brain fog, and lack of concentration. 

So what's this new key to getting a good night's sleep? A new study has just the thing to help you sleep more soundly and wake up feeling invigorated the next morning. 

The simple answer has something to look forward to the next day or a reason to get out of bed. Mainly, you just need to have a purpose in life. It could be as simple as taking care of your children or going to the job you love or waking up to have coffee with your spouse. 

"Those who felt their lives had meaning were 63 percent less likely to have sleep apnea and 52 percent less likely to have restless leg syndrome. They also had moderately better sleep quality, a global measure of sleep disturbance."