Sleep plays a large role in our daily lives and a research study estimates we spend 36% of our lifetime asleep. The quality, length, and consistency of sleep are vital for our overall health. Sleep is our body’s way of recharging memory consolidation and maintaining a good metabolic health. One of the most effective ways to get the most out of our time asleep is to keep your body on a schedule. There are several different techniques to keeping your body on a sleep schedule and one of the most effective is creating a bedtime routine so that physical stimuli start sending the message to our brain that we are about to sleep.
- Sleep is important for memory consolidation, which strengthens long-term memory formation.
- Insufficient sleep can predispose one to burn protein instead of fat; therefore, sleep is essential for metabolic health.
- Controlled scientific experiments have demonstrated that insufficient sleep leads to memory lapses and attention problems.
“Recent research has suggested that sleep plays a crucial role in cleaning out the brain each night.”
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