Simple Truths Elite Club: Smarter Next Year Training Excerpt (Yellow)

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Intelligence & Cognitive Ability The ability to take in new information and understand, store, retrieve and use that information.

Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI) • A decrease in cognitive functioning, such as: • Memory • Language • Thinking • Judgement. • 50% of the population start to exhibit some symptoms of MCI by age 40.


Sleep Facts • Your brain is more active while you’re sleeping than awake. • While we sleep, our brains review all the information we took in throughout the day and: • Sort • Assimilate • Compartmentalize • Store for future use

Sleep – Personal1 • 67% of those with less than good sleep quality report “poor” or “only fair” health. • 45% of those studied say that poor or insufficient sleep affected their daily activities at least once in the past seven days.

Sleep – Professional2 • Sleep deprivation costs the US economy: • $411 billion a year • Over 1 million lost workdays • On an individual level, that translates to: • 11 lost days of productivity • $2,280 in lost wages each year

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