Get your Happy On...Go to Bed!
Getting a good night's rest is no joke. Research suggests how much we sleep is inextricably linked to our overall happiness.
No one knows this more than parents of a cranky child. First question...have they had their nap? Why do we think we have outgrown the need for a regular sleep schedule to feel at our best?
A 2017 study by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine found that higher sleep regularity was significantly related to higher morning and evening happiness, healthiness and calmness during the week. Transitioning from an irregular weekly sleep pattern to a regular pattern also was associated with improved well-being, both during the week of regular sleep and on the day following it.
"We found that week-long irregular sleep schedules are significantly associated with lower self-reported morning and evening happiness, healthiness, and calmness during the week even after controlling for weekly average sleep duration," said lead author Akane Sano, PhD, research scientist in the Media Lab Affective Computing Group at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge.
So get your happy on!
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