It’s not to be understated how much sleep is valued in society today (or how much it should be). A lack of sleep can make you less healthy, productive, and safe, and it seems to be a recurring theme these days. A survey in Working Mother magazine found that 77% of mothers don’t get the rest they require, and another by Men’s Health magazine showed that 62% of respondents get fewer than seven hours a night.
Just like food and water, the body needs sleep to function. During sleep, the body restores and heals itself while the brain makes new connections and retains memories. With this information, along with how productive people are at work when they get adequate sleep, it is safe to say sleep is extremely valuable to people today.