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How important is sleep to creating healthy habits?

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Skimping on shut-eye hurts your decision-making abilities and makes you likelier to binge-eat and less likely to exercise.

So the time you might take from your day to put toward your sleep gives you more than you lose.

Sleeping at least 7 hours a night leads to better and longer workouts, according to the Sleep Disorders Center at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago. Getting enough sleep helps with memory, coordination, and mood, too.

SOURCES:

John Murphy, author, , Career Press, 2013; founder, Venture Management Consultants Inc., Grand Rapids, MI. Zentrepreneur: Get Out of the Way and Lead

Laura Vanderkam, author, , Portfolio Trade, 2011. 168 Hours: You Have More Time Than You Think

The New York Times : "Ask Well: Sleep or Exercise?" and "Yes, You Can: Sheryl Sandberg's 'Lean In.'"

Reviewed by Louise Chang on April 14, 2018

SOURCES:

John Murphy, author, , Career Press, 2013; founder, Venture Management Consultants Inc., Grand Rapids, MI. Zentrepreneur: Get Out of the Way and Lead

Laura Vanderkam, author, , Portfolio Trade, 2011. 168 Hours: You Have More Time Than You Think

The New York Times : "Ask Well: Sleep or Exercise?" and "Yes, You Can: Sheryl Sandberg's 'Lean In.'"

Reviewed by Louise Chang on April 14, 2018

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