Everyone wants to start 2014 off on the right foot. But, as many of us know all too well, the best New Year’s intentions to get fit, lose weight, eat more nutritiously, stress less and save more money can easily fall to the wayside. (And often do, considering only about 8 percent of people successfully achieve their resolutions, according to University of Scranton Research, Forbes reported.)
However, it could be that the reason all your other resolutions are failing — and the reason you’re having trouble making sound food choices or keeping weight off to begin with — is you’re ignoring a simple yet powerful component of total health: sleep.
“Improving sleep during the nighttime can really be very effective in improving quality of life in the daytime,” says Dr. Alon Avidan, M.D., MPH, a professor of neurology and the director of the UCLA Sleep Disorders Center.
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