3 Sleep More and You Will Be Less Sensitive to Negative Emotions.
Your body needs sleeping time to recover from the day and repair itself. A good sleeps has several benefits as it improves your memory because your mind is very busy while you sleep. While you are sleeping you can strengthen memories or “practice” skills learned while you were awake (this is a process known as “consolidation”)
“If you are trying to learn something, whether it’s physical or mental, you learn it to a certain point with practice,” says Dr. Rapoport, who is an associate professor at NYU Langone Medical Center. “But something happens while you sleep that makes you learn it better.”
So if you are trying to learn something new – whether it is learning another language or learning to Salsa dance – you will perform better after a sound sleep.
Too much or too little sleep is also associated with living shorter although it is not clear if it is a cause or an effect. There was a study in 2010 of women of 50 -79 old and it seemed that more deaths occurred in women who got less than 5 hours or more than 6.5 hours of sleep per night.
People who are having not enough sleep may have higher blood levels of inflammatory proteins then those who get more sleep. These inflammatory proteins are linked to heart disease, stroke, arthritis and premature aging.
If you are an artist of some kind, a good sleep spurs creativity. In addition In addition to consolidating memories, or making them stronger, your brain appears to reorganize and restructure them, which may result in more creativity as well. Researchers at Harvard University and Boston College found that people seem to strengthen the emotional components of a memory during sleep, which may help spur the creative process.
This is part 3 of things you might consider in finding (more) happiness