You may be surprised to know that there are many health benefits to getting adequate sleep. Sleep research has shown that people who sleep longer and deeper have:

  • Better memory
  • Lowered inflammation (one example would be a lowered heart attack risk)
  • Increased creative thinking (due to the brain having been restored in your sleep)
  • Improved athletic performance with the same amount of effort
  • Sharpened attention (one example would be a lowered risk of a car accident)
  • Easier weight management
  • Easier to manage stress
  • Lowered rates of depression
These are just a few examples of the positive health effects of a good night’s sleep. If you don’t sleep well, you cannot function well and your quality of life may be severely reduced.