It has often been said that “sleep is nature’s medicine”. However, many of us choose to ignore the benefits of sleep. Lack of sleep often impacts people negatively in the areas of:
- Basic health
- Learning skills
Lack of sleep contributes to memory difficulties and work performance issues, as well as obesity, increased risk of death and other health problems.
Experts agree that adequate sleep is necessary for healthy functioning. Not only will sleep help you perform better on a test or learn a new skill, it may also be a critical health factor in the areas of weight regulation and energy level.
Did You Know?
The National Sleep Foundation recommends that adults sleep seven to nine hours a night to maintain good health.