Level Up English podcast episode 221 importance of sleep

The Importance of Sleep

Are you well-rested and ready to begin today’s episode?

Sleep is a vital part of human health and I explore this a bit in today’s episode. I talk about the importance of sleep and how it related to learning and the mind. I explore the idea of comparing sleep to study time. Is it better to study more or sleep more?

I share my thoughts and provide some statistics in today’s episode, and as always, I’d love to hear your thoughts too! Leave your comments below.


A Sleep Study

Here’s a study to highlight why sleep is vital for our health.

A 2010 study published in the journal Sleep found that individuals who reported consistently sleeping less than six hours per night had a 12% higher risk of mortality over a 14-year follow-up period compared to those who reported sleeping between six and eight hours per night. The increased risk was particularly pronounced for cardiovascular disease and stroke.

[national library of medicine]

How would you rate your sleep? Do you need to work on it?

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2 thoughts on “#221 The Importance of Sleep”

  1. Hello Michael, hope you’re doing well, I’m Faraz ( /færʌz/ )from Iran. I’m 14. I enjoy your podcasts and listen to them in my free time and it really helped in my English and British accent. I’m an Upper- intermediate student and To be honest I’m stuck at the intermediate level and I can’t improve. Can you help me with my problem? I think others might have this problem too.
    If I could have gotten your membership I would have been very happy but you are not able to use Dollars in Iran and literally everything is restricted in my country even VPNs!

    1. Hi Faraz! Nice to meet you! I love how you included the IPA for your name – very helpful for someone like me who is always bad with name pronunciations 😅
      I’ve done a couple episodes on this topic (109 + 195). Have you heard them before? I summriased my advice there.

      Let me know if you have any more questions about these topics or episodes. And sorry about the troubles in your country with international payments. I’ve heard a lot about it and it must be tough! The good news is that I’ll always be making free content too!

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