Why Do We Sleep?

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English: University of Rochester, NY, Meliora statues outside of Rush Rhees. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Sleeping is so necessary for us. We fall asleep watching TV, in the park as well as in bed. If we don’t get enough we get cranky. Why is it so important. Scientists don’t know everything about sleep but at the University of Rochester, they have found one reason we sleep. It is to clear out the junk in our brains. This clean up is important for a fresh start each day.

We also know that lack of sleep can lead to health disorders, mood disorders and depression. Are you getting enough sleep?


Sleep is so Basic yet so important

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Main health effects of sleep deprivation (See Wikipedia:Sleep deprivation). Model: Mikael Häggström. To discuss image, please see Template talk:Häggström diagrams (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Lack of sleep can cause so many problems to our health. We take sleep for granted but it is part of being alive. We don’t know exactly what sleep does for us but we do know it’s important. Our health can suffer, we start to have problems thinking and our immune system suffers. Medications have been around for a long time but have side effects and can be addictive. Try meditation and diet changes (see my last BLOG). If you are not getting a good & restful sleep … TAKE ACTION!