There have been several studies conducted and articles written addressing the benefits of sleep on one’s health. When sleep is lacking, there is a presence of sickness and disease. When it is plentiful, there is liveliness and health.
Sleep truly is the utility knife of health. No matter the health situation, sleep is sure to help. If you need more convincing that sleep is crucial for health, consider this: if we didn’t need sleep, why are we still doing it? From an evolutionary standpoint, sleep is a large waste of time if it wasn’t absolutely necessary. There are so many other things we could be doing that don’t involve being unconscious for seven to eight hours a day. Find out what some of those things are in this podcast episode by Hidden Brain.