Ever since we were young children we’ve heard mothers tout the importance of sleep (even God places a high priority on rest) – but the explanation of sleep’s importance has generally been lacking. Our sleep schedule represents one of the most overlooked and undervalued contributors to our health. In today’s post, I share reasons why sleep is important.
In this article, a reader on Ask Dr. B asks how to prevent sleep loss when she is so tired she can hardly stay awake, but something grabs her attention and jolts her mind awake. I cover 5 factors that rob us of sleep quality as well as tips to make healthy changes to improve your quality of sleep and your functioning during the day.