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The Swiss Army Knife

Jun 11, 2019 11:17:00 AM

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 It is easy to let your work life impact your sleep schedule with technology at the ready for us anytime and anyplace. How many times has checking your email in bed turned into sending emails or having your emotions changed based on what you read? 

This TEDtalk certainly woke us (get it!) up to how many areas of our lives are impacted by sleep and lack of sleep. 

The “Swiss Army Knife” of Health

Mattress companies tell us that since we spend up to one third of our lives sleeping, a mattress purchase is one of the most important investments we can make.  After you watch this 19 minute TED Talk on sleep, you’ll not only take the selection of a mattress more seriously, but more importantly, the whole subject of sleep itself.  Sleeps affect so many areas of health that brain scientist Matt Walker calls it the “Swiss Army Knife of health.”

In his TED Talk, “Sleep is Your Superpower,”  Dr. Walker “shares the wonderfully good things that happen when you get sleep -- and the alarmingly bad things that happen when you don't, for both your brain and body “  including cognitive function, immunity loss, aging impacts and dramatic loss of immune response in just one night.   He also shares the documented dangers of Daylight Saving Time and night shift work.