5 Question Quiz Predicts Your Longevity?!

I don’t mean to alarm you. But this is IMPORTANT.

You’re sleep habits could literally KILL you.

But, by the same token, they could also lead to a LONGER life.

A new study finds which side of that divide you’re on… and it could boil down to your answers to five simple questions.

Let’s take a quick sleep quiz.

Answer yes or no to the following five questions.

  1. Do you fall asleep easily?
  2. Do you stay asleep all night?
  3. Do you sleep for 7 to 8 hours every night?
  4. Do you wake rested?
  5. Do you sleep WITHOUT sleep medications?

A recent study published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology asked the exact same questions. And if you had more “yes” answers than “no,” I’ve got GREAT news.

That’s linked to a LONGER life.

To figure this out, the researchers asked 172,321 participants these quiz questions and gave them a point for each yes answer.

Those who scored five points had a…

  • 30 percent lower risk of dying from any cause
  • 21 percent lower risk of dying from heart disease
  • 19 percent lower risk of dying from cancer
  • 40 percent lower risk of dying from any cause other than heart disease or cancer

In other words, good quality sleep literally extends your life. In fact, the researchers said that men who answer yes to all five questions can expect to add about five years to their lifespan and women about 2.4 years.

But don’t panic if you didn’t answer yes to all five questions. You can turn things around starting TODAY by making some changes to improve your sleep.

Consistent sleep and wake times are essential, so stick to them even on weekends and holidays. Keep your room completely dark and on the cooler side. And consider a sound machine or earplugs.

Don’t expose yourself to blue light or electronic devices for at least one hour before bed. And try something to help you unwind, such as yoga, tai chi, a hot bath, or meditation – all of which can help you fall asleep and stay asleep.

But skip the alcohol. It may help you fall asleep, but it’s not quality sleep. And when your liver has finished processing the alcohol, it will cause your body to wake up.

Finally, try to get some sun in the morning. Special cells in your eyes need sun ray exposure to set your body’s internal clock.

P.S. How much sleep DO you need a night? THIS study may have finally given us a straight answer. CLICK HERE for all the details.

Source:

“Low-risk Sleep Patterns, Mortality, and Life Expectancy at Age 30 Years: A Prospective Study of 172,321 U.S. Adults,” presented at ACC.23/WCC in New Orleans on Monday, March 6, at 12:45 p.m. CT / 18:45 UTC in Prevention and Health Promotion Moderated Poster Theater 10, Hall F.

https://accscientificsession.acc.org/

Dr. Scott Olson, ND

Written By Dr. Scott Olson, ND

Nearly 25 years ago, failed mainstream medical treatments left Dr. Olson in constant pain – and his health in ruins. And that’s when he did something REVOLUTIONARY. He began his career in medicine – and dedicated his life to uncovering the true, underlying causes of disease.
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