Sleep is a vital part of the human body’s recovery and healing process. Without proper sleep, our bodies may experience a myriad of symptoms and chronic issues that can affect our quality of life.
Symptoms associated with lack of sleep:
Each person’s symptoms of sleep deprivation can vary depending on genetics, the type of sleep deprivation, and use of stimulants (like caffeine). Common symptoms of sleep deprivation are:
How sleep helps the body:
Sleep works to support your physical and mental wellbeing. During sleep, our bodies do a variety of important tasks.
How to improve your sleep:
Some changes to sleep won’t happen overnight. Dedicate yourself to a nighttime routine to see improvement over time. If you still have concerns, talk to your primary care physician. Do not make significant changes without speaking to your providers first.
The Sleep Foundation: Sleep Deprivation
University of Michigan: Why Sleep is so Important
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