How Sleep Keeps You Young
Do you often find yourself guzzling yet another cup of coffee just to stay awake? Chances are you’re not getting enough sleep -- and that could spell trouble for your health. “Sleep deprivation certainly increases risk of heart disease,” says Keith Roach, MD, Chief Medical Officer of Sharecare and co-creator of the RealAge® Test.“It also increases risk of obesity, worsens memory, increases anxiety and depression and may increase risk of excess alcohol use.” However, getting adequate sleep -- at least six hours, but no more than nine -- can make your RealAge as much as 1.5 years younger if you’re a woman and 0.9 years younger if you’re a man. That’s why we factored sleep into our RealAge Youngest & Oldest Cities in America Report. Find out the top 10 cities where residents get the most sleep and which cities have residents who are the most sleep-deprived.