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What are the health benefits of a good night's sleep?

There are several benefits to obtaining a good night's sleep. Improved energy, mood and memory are just a few of the benefits. Sleep allows the brain to process information and form memories. Lack of sleep can affect a person's ability to learn and focus on a task.

Regularly sleeping enough helps with everything from keeping your energy up to keeping your weight down. Getting at least 6 hours of sleep a night -- but no more than 9 hours -- can make you look and feel 3.4 years younger.

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