Sleep is one of the most important happiness habit habits we know of. Lack of sleep, of course, affects our functioning and our moods in a multitude of ways. Sleep deprivation can make us depressed, reactive, and inattentive. It can also impair our memory and learning, slow reaction times, and curb creative thinking.

If you aren’t regularly getting enough sleep, get eight or more hours of shut-eye tonight! Make your room really dark, turn of the phones, and hit the hay earlier than you usually do.

© 2011 Christine Carter, Ph.D.

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