Tuesday, November 13, 2012
Give Yourself a $60,000 "Nap Raise"
In Train Your Brain to Get Happy, the chapter on “Sleep” first reminds the reader why sleep is important, including the same reasons we’ve all heard about -- reducing stress, slowing the aging process, and losing weight, but also adding this powerful new one:
“An extra hour of sleep per day — the equivalent of a nice, long nap — will give you a ‘happiness boost’ comparable to a $60,000 annual raise…” (p. 154).
The chapter also explains how the different stages of sleep work to restore and rest the brain as well as the benefits of dreaming.