Why It’s So Important
We spend roughly one-third of our life asleep. Sleep helps us form strong memories, heal the body and form strong bones and muscles. Sleep also helps strengthen our immune system.
Our brain also benefits from sleep. The fluid in our brain flows between the brain cells and acts as a waste removal system. This process happens even more when we sleep. Our brain cells shrink while we sleep, allowing the fluid to move freely between the cells. Sleep is considered the housekeeping for our body. When we don’t sleep 7 to 8 hours each day our brains become murky and don’t think as clearly.
The next time you want to stay up late to catch a show, think twice and set your DVR.
Sleep well and goodnight.
To learn more about how our more modern sleep patterns may be incompatible with the way our bodies have been wired, check out a copy of T.S. Wiley’s book “Lights Out: Sleep, Sugar, and Survival”
Resource: Tech Insider and Ted