Thanks to the WSJ for reminders of what poor sleeping habits can mean to our wellness:

http://www.wsj.com/articles/why-we-eat-too-much-when-we-dont-sleep-enough-1457979613

 

FIVE THINGS LACK OF SLEEP DOES TO YOUR BODY

Researchers say insufficient sleep is associated with negative behaviors and physical consequences including:

  • an increased risk of developing Type 2 diabetes
  • weakened immunity and an increased tendency to get sick
  • impaired cognitive function including memory, alertness and decision-making
  • increased impulsiveness, risk-taking and addictive behavior
  • eating more and eating more unhealthy foods

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