The Best Thing You Can Do for Your Health Is to Sleep Well

“In the spring, when we lose one hour of sleep, there is a 24% increase in heart attacks the following day. In the autumn, we gain an hour of sleep opportunity, and there is a 21% reduction in heart attacks.”

If you ever need a reason to justify going to bed early or sleeping later, this is it.

Matthew Walker explains why the best thing you can do for your health is to sleep well including a breakdown of the impact of getting insufficient sleep and why scientists have started to lobby doctors to prescribe a good night’s sleep to patients.

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