Why should we sleep?

Before all, debut post for this blog. Hopefully there will be many more to come. My hope is that I will share my journey on trying to tame sleep, or the other way around, whatever gives me 7 hours. I will document findings, tools, products. Share what worked and what did not. Hopefully I will be able to make progress and down the road help someone, if not at least I will be here for some late-night company.

Lets start out simple..

The title was pretty straight forward, lets figure out why it is important..

Sleep deprivation has negative effects on performance

It turns out that lack of sleep can negatively impact athlete performance. When athletes don’t get enough sleep, they can experience problems with their cardiovascular system, metabolism, and even mood. These problems have consequences; in extreme cases, they can lead to injury or even death.

Determining the extent to which sleep deprivation affects performance is difficult, in part because of individual differences in susceptibility to sleep deprivation and individual differences in motivation to stay awake despite sleep deprivation. Still, the evidence is clear that sleep deprivation leads to poor performance. As the prevalence of sleep deprivation increases and workplace requirements change, it becomes increasingly important that we recognize and act on the impact sleep deprivation has on our safety and well-being.

Sleep is essential for healthy brain function

Sleep is an essential function that restores your body and mind so that you wake up feeling refreshed. Healthy sleep also helps the body stay healthy and fight disease. Without enough sleep, the brain cannot function properly. This can affect your ability to concentrate, think clearly, and process memories.

Sleep is essential for the proper functioning of the human body. It helps ensure optimal energy levels for the next day to carry out daily activities efficiently. Sleep is also important to your health in many ways. From digestion to mood, you need adequate sleep for many reasons. Your brain also needs enough sleep to function properly. A healthy brain includes eating a healthy diet, exercising regularly, reducing stress, getting enough sleep, and more. If you charge your phone before bed and sleep less than you should, you need to consider the negative effects it might be having on your brain. We talked to Dr. Chandril Chugh, chief advisor to neurologist Max, on the negative effects sleep deprivation has on the brain.

least but not last

As the big header and dramatic space suggest. Sometimes we don’t need a scientific basis and I will probably do better posts in the future diving into more niche topics within sleep. We know it is bad, boring and that is why we are here.