Today's #Wellness Shot comes from UC Berkeley's neuroscientist Matthew Walker who doesn't play around when it comes to sleep.
You're probably not getting enough sleep and it's killing you. Lack of sleep makes you dumber, more forgetful, unable to learn new things, more vulnerable to dementia, more likely to die of a heart attack, less able to fend off sickness with a strong immune system, more likely to get cancer, and it makes your body literally hurt more. Lack of sleep distorts your genes, and increases your risk of death generally. It disrupts the creation of sex hormones like estrogen and testosterone, and leads to premature aging. Check out Matt's powerful TED talk below!