March has been designated as National Sleep Awareness Month. One part of sleep awareness is knowing how our sleep may be affected by our lifestyle and environment. The quality of our sleep directly affects our …
Good sleep matters, but most people don’t get enough sleep. We are busy burning the candles at both ends, staying up late to study, work or have fun. We go to bed but can’t fall asleep, can’t stay asleep, or wake up and can’t get back to sleep.
The quality of our sleep directly affects our mental and physical health and the quality of our waking life, including productivity, emotional balance, brain and heart health, immune system, creativity, vitality, and even weight. Many of the major restorative functions in the body like muscle growth, tissue repair, protein synthesis, and growth hormone release occur mostly, or in some cases only, during sleep.
No other activity delivers so many benefits with so little effort!