As many of us rush through our busy days and fuel up on caffeine to keep us going because we think sleep is over rated and that we can take on the world with only a few hours of shut eye, what we don't think about it how we really do need to hit the hay. Sleep is one of the most important parts of the 24 hours of your day. So here's 2 reasons to get that full rest you deserve!
Tuesday, August 14, 2012 at 01:41PM
1. Sleep makes you more alert
Of course, a good night's sleep makes you feel energized and alert the next day. Being engaged and active not only feels great, it increases your chances for another good night's sleep. When you wake up feeling refreshed, use that energy to get out into the daylight, do active things, and be engaged in your world. You'll sleep better the next night and increase your daily energy level
2. Sleep boosts your memory
Researchers do not fully understand why we sleep and dream, but a process called memory consolidation occurs during sleep. While your body may be resting, your brain is busy processing your day, making connections between events, sensory input, feelings and memories. Your dreams and deep sleep are an important time for your brain to make memories and links. Getting more quality sleep will help you remember and process things better!