We all want to live long, healthy lives, and sleep helps us do that in a big way.
Spending enough time sleeping each night (especially in the later stages of sleep like REM sleep and deep sleep) pays off for your immunity15, mental health16, cardiovascular function17, and more. As previously reported on mindbodygreen, over time, sleep neglect is as harmful as it is chronically overeating OR do not exercise18. In fact, research shows that older adults who get enough (7-8.5) hours of undisturbed sleep each night can live up to 3-6 years longer19 on average than those who don’t.
“If there’s anything positive we can do in terms of slowing the aging process, sleep is really up there,” Seema Bonney, MD the founder and medical director of the Anti-Aging & Longevity Center in Philadelphia previously told us. “I hear so many people say things like, ‘I’ll sleep when I’m dead. And the truth is, you’ll die sooner if you don’t sleep.”
Of course, supplements alone cannot guarantee a nutritious night’s rest. You need to pair them with healthy sleep habits (which can also pay off in longevity in their own right), such as: