Why Is Sleep Important?

Why Is Sleep Important?

While we sleep, our brain is working to prepare us for the next day.

A good night's sleep improves learning; be it science and math, how to play a musical instrument, how to improve your golf swing, or how to drive a car. Adequate quality sleep helps you pay attention, make decisions, and be creative.

In addition to mental and emotional well-being and health, sleep is also critically important in promoting our physical health and well-being.  

Adequate quality sleep is important in the health of your heart and blood vessels. Studies show that recurring poor sleep is linked to an increased risk of heart disease, kidney disease, high blood pressure, diabetes and stroke.

Because of its affect on our body’s appetite control hormones leptin and ghrelin, sleep plays a crucial role in the development of overweight and obesity.

Sleep also affects the functioning of our immune system, with poor quality sleep hindering our ability to fight off infections.