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The Worst Sleep Habit Causing You to Feel Older, New Study Says

ETNT Mind+Body Logo By John Anderer of ETNT Mind+Body | Slide 2 of 5: The research team reports there is a notable association between poor sleep and feeling older in general. Furthermore, inadequate sleep patterns are also linked to more negative perceptions of aging.Over 4,400 older adults over the age of 50 took part in this study, and those reporting the worst sleep patterns/quality not only felt older but also displayed a much more negative mindset in reference to their own physical and mental aging. As touched on earlier, a pessimistic view on aging can have serious negative implications on one's cognitive, physical, and overall health as the years go by.For example, let's say 56-year-old Jerry hasn't been sleeping well lately. Well, when Jerry wakes up tomorrow and can't move his neck this research suggests he'll be much more likely to react cynically and imagine himself in a wheelchair by the age of 65.Related: Sign up for our newsletter for the latest health and fitness news!

Poor sleep may leave you feeling older

The research team reports there is a notable association between poor sleep and feeling older in general. Furthermore, inadequate sleep patterns are also linked to more negative perceptions of aging.

Over 4,400 older adults over the age of 50 took part in this study, and those reporting the worst sleep patterns/quality not only felt older but also displayed a much more negative mindset in reference to their own physical and mental aging. As touched on earlier, a pessimistic view on aging can have serious negative implications on one's cognitive, physical, and overall health as the years go by.

For example, let's say 56-year-old Jerry hasn't been sleeping well lately. Well, when Jerry wakes up tomorrow and can't move his neck this research suggests he'll be much more likely to react cynically and imagine himself in a wheelchair by the age of 65.

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