To understand why sleep is important, think of your body like a manufacturing plant that performs a number of functions. As you fell sleeping, your body begins its night-shift work:
- Boosting your immune system
- Repairing damaged cells
- Recovering from the day’s activities
- Recharging your heart and cardiovascular system for the next day
We all know how important a good sleep is, and we’ve all experienced the feeling of being refreshed after a good night’s sleep – and the feeling of fatigue after a poor night’s sleep. But even though we know this, in our todays society, many of us are not getting the necessary sleep needed to truly receive the health benefits of sleep.