Did you know that good sleep is an important part of a healthy lifestyle? Did you know that lack of sleep can be incredibly harmful to the body and decrease one’s quality of life? Everyone knows that diet and exercise are critical for a healthy lifestyle but equally important and arguably even more so is sleep.
Sleep is important because it is the time our bodies use to physically and mentally repair themselves. Lack of sleep affects nearly every organ in our bodies and has been associated with many health risks. Depriving our bodies of sleep affects our ability to maintain a healthy weight, influences our thoughts and actions, and negatively impacts our cardiovascular health and overall wellbeing.
So now that we know this… what can we do?