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Study finds that better sleep feels like winning the lottery


People can feel like they have won the lottery - without buying any tickets! All they need is better quality sleep, according to an extensive 4-year study of over 30,000 people at the University of Warwick.

Key Takeaways

  • The researchers found that when people improve their quality of sleep, they get similar health and happiness benefits as they would get if they won a $250,000 lottery.
  • The researchers also found that the quality of sleep is more important than more hours of sleep.
  • Conversely, study participants that had reduced sleep quantity or quality - or who used sleep medication - had reduced emotional and physical well-being.

"Dr. Tang's research proves that improving the quality and quantity of sleep amongst the population -- as well as discouraging the use of sleep medication -- is an effective, simple and cheap method of raising the health and wellbeing of society as a whole."

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