Researchers analyzed the sleep patterns of more than 30,500 Britons over a four-year period and found that improved sleep quality leads to levels of mental and physical health comparable to those of a person who has won a lottery jackpot of nearly $250,000.
Sleep is so important for overall health and recovery but it’s something that many of us ignore or take for granted.
I’m a terrible sleeper and I used to wear it like a badge of honor. If I get more than 5 hours of uninterrupted sleep in a night I consider it a success.
That being said, I know how important it is and I’ve focused on trying to get my sleep habits nailed down over the last few years. I can say with certainty that on weeks where my sleep has been consistent I perform better in the gym and generally feel better all around. Just wish I had more weeks like that than I do.