According to the study published in the journey Sleep, a good night’s sleep is as beneficial as winning lottery.The new research from the University of Warwick found that sleep well is worth as much as a medium-sized lottery win of £120,000 or $150,000 USD.
Researchers at the Department of Psychology analyzed the sleep patterns of more than 30,500 people in British households over four years and found that sleeping well gives a mood boost similar to winning a jackpot of £120,000 or $150,000 USD. That means you can feels like winning the lottery by just improving your sleep quality.
As reported on The Telegraph, Lead author Dr Nicole Tang’s said the research showed that improving the quality and quantity of sleep among the population is an effective, simple and cheap method of raising the health and wellbeing of society as a whole.
“The current findings suggest that a positive change in sleep is linked to better physical and mental well-being further down the line,” said Dr Tang.
“It is refreshing to see the healing potential of sleep outside of clinical trial settings, as this goes to show that the benefits of better sleep are accessible to everyone and not reserved for those with extremely bad sleep requiring intensive treatments.
“An important next step is to look at the differences between those who demonstrate a positive and negative change in sleep over time, and identify what lifestyle factors and day-to-day activities are conducive to promoting sleep.”
A lack of sleep among American workers costs U.S. economy up to $411 billion a year and leads to the loss of 1.2 million working days per year, according to a study, titled “Why sleep matters – the economic costs of insufficient sleep.”
You don’t need to win the lottery to get the beneficial results. Better sleep also improves your health, mood, immune system, memory and learning. Try to get a good amount of sleep every night and reduce dependence on any sleep medication. Good luck having a good night’s sleep.