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Feeling KOOL

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Health LIES you tell yourself.

1.  I can drink coffee for energy instead of eating:

Coffee stimulates your brain.  It doesn’t give you any energy, because it has no calories.

2.  A drink or two before bed helps me sleep:

Alcohol might help you get to sleep FASTER.  But you won’t sleep as DEEPLY, and you’ll wake up more.

3.  I’m older, so I don’t need to sleep as much:

In fact, our sleep needs stay the same throughout adulthood.  Older people may sleep less at night,  but then they need to sleep more during the day to make up for it.

 

Feeling KOOL is brought to you by Barrow Neurological Institute at St. Joseph’s Hospital.

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