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The right amount of sleep will not only enable you to perform at your highest potential while you exercise, work or play, but it will also boost your immune system, keep serious ailments like cardiovascular disease, hypertension and diabetes at bay and fend off things like depression and weight gain. Those are some serious benefits for women over 40, as their risk for heart disease and weight gain increases with age. Conversely, a study published by the Open Respiratory Medicine Journal notes, “It is becoming very clear that reducing the total hours of nocturnal sleep can lead to serious consequences for almost all bodily organs and systems.” So, what is the right amount of sleep? That number hasn't changed; it's between seven and eight hours per night.

The right amount of sleep will not only enable you to perform at your highest potential while you exercise, work or play, but it will also boost your immune system, keep serious ailments like cardiovascular disease, hypertension and diabetes at bay and fend off things like depression and weight gain. Those are some serious benefits for women over 40, as their risk for heart disease and weight gain increases with age. Conversely, a study published by the Open Respiratory Medicine Journal notes, “It is becoming very clear that reducing the total hours of nocturnal sleep can lead to serious consequences for almost all bodily organs and systems.” So, what is the right amount of sleep? That number hasn't changed; it's between seven and eight hours per night.