Sleep and our immune system
The immune system protects the body from ___________________________. Not getting enough sleep hurts this ___________________________.
Watson says his study shows that the immune system works best when ________________________________.
For the study, Watson and his team studied 11 pairs of identical twins. This is an important difference from other sleep studies. Other research did not study _____________________.
Watson's study provides more ______________ that sleep is important to "overall health and well-being." And sleep is especially important to _________________________.
How much sleep is enough?
To stay in good health, experts at the Mayo Clinic say that adults should get _________________ hours of sleep. Teenagers need ______________________ hours. And school-aged children may need _______________ hours of sleep a night.
Experts say the quality and quantity of our sleep becomes ______________ as we age. This happens because brain circuits that control sleep slowly _______________________.
Experts say the process begins in our __________. By the time we reach our 50s, the average person has lost _________ percent of their ability to have a restful sleep.
These people also have trouble ___________________ and ___________________ through the night. From middle age on, they say these problems only get worse, and they can affect our health.
Signs you may not be getting enough sleep
You're always _______________ or you've gained ________________.
You have trouble __________________________. A lack of sleep may affect your higher level brain functions, such as problem solving.
You have trouble _________________________.
You feel very _______________________.
Your skin doesn't __________________.
You are having trouble __________________.
How to improve your sleep?
Health experts recommend ___________________ and _______________________________ and ______________ before bed.
A cool room is also a better environment for sleeping.