We All Sleep
There are approximately 7.7 billion people on this planet. Each of us have unique characteristics that distinguish us from the next. We celebrate this individuality through expression of our passions. But what do we all share? The need for sleep. On average, a human will sleep for a total of 25 years. That’s about ⅓ of your life!
Sleep is crucial to our existence. A lack of sleep is directly related to issues maintaining healthy weight, onset of diabetes, cardiovascular function, and immune system performance. Studies show that not getting adequate sleep increases mortality risk by 15%.
Not only are there physical consequences, but depriving your body of sleep can be emotionally damaging as well. The benefits of sleep are profound. Some of the most important are stress reduction, memory improvement and a reduced risk of depression.
- Tess Vogel