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Feeling older than you are? It could be how you sleep

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Not getting enough sleep may cause individuals to feel older than their actual age, according to two new studies. Sleep researchers found that insufficient sleep leads to feelings of sleepiness, reducing energy levels and motivation. This can affect a person’s ability to remain physically and socially active, contributing to feeling older. Feeling young has been associated with living longer, better mental and physical health, and a lower rate of dementia and depression. Adequate sleep is essential for maintaining a youthful subjective age. The studies highlight the importance of prioritizing sufficient sleep for overall well-being.