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Too many influential artists, DJs and hard working people have taken the expression “I’ll sleep when I die,” too seriously. Well buddy, lack of sleep causes crankiness and how will you make money if you’re cranky?
Studies show that lack of sleep can cause physical problems like heart disease, diabetes and actual death. Yeah, you can die from not sleeping. In 2012 a Chinese man died for staying awake for 11 days watching soccer, reported the Time. But it’s not 100 percent certain if it was the lack of sleep or if it was watching soccer… yeesh!
But why wouldn’t you want to sleep? Sleep is so relaxing. The Dalai Lama said, “sleep is the best meditation”. Also – when he was asked about what surprises him about humanity – he said, man.
“Because he sacrifices his health in order to make money. Then he sacrifices money to recuperate his health.”
Of course, you and I have to work, but to “sacrifice” sleep for making more money makes no sense. In fact, it doesn’t even make cents, because you’ll pay for lack of sleep in the long run.
Five reasons why you should listen to the Dalai Lama and sleep for better health:
1) Sleep plays an important role in memory, both after and before learning new tasks.
4) Sleep does a body good. Because of sleep, your body reenergizes itself, immune system gets stronger, heart functions get better and the cholesterol level decreases because you went night, night.
5) Like to lose some weight? Then take a nap, sure why not. A study by the University of Chicago found that dieters who slept well lost more fat and were less hungry than those that were sleep deprived.
Live it. It’s your life. It’s your health!
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