There is much evidence to support the fact that the amount of time you sleep could be the most
important predictor of how long you will live!
As a person who has been deep into nutrition for many years, the above statement was pretty
shocking to me. My own knowledge and sharing of nutrition dos and donts with others has
focused primarily on eating your fruits and veggies, taking some good nutritional supplements,
getting adequate exercise, and not being subjected to too much stress. But the right amount of
sleep as a predictor of longevity??? Well, heres some things I have learned, much of this
acquired from a book, SUPER FOODS HEALTHSTYLE, written by Steven G. Pratt, M.D., and
A poll taken in the year 2000 by the National Sleep Foundation found that sleep debt is a
problem for more than half of Americas workforce. Their data suggests that in the last century
weve reduced the average amount of time we sleep by 20 percent.
Of course, I suppose that most of us recognize that if we dont get adequate sleep for a night or
two, we may not function as well the next day. If we work...