Everyone sleeps. You sleep. I sleep. Even dogs sleep.
Our sleep is precious to us. It is our body and mind’s way of recharging for the rigors of life as we go about it from day to day. Our body’s regenerative processes are active when we sleep. All of our major, critical bodily systems are working while we sleep to rejuvenate us. When we sleep well enough and sufficiently enough, we awaken refreshed and are ready to tackle whatever life has in store. When or if we do not sleep sufficiently enough, the effect is the complete opposite. We tend to be lethargic, fatigued and irritable. We may experience dizziness, nausea and headaches. Our body’s immune system is weaker and our brain function is negatively affected. This can also happen when and if we oversleep.
We have established that sleep is crucial to our overall mental and physical health. We must sleep well and sleep properly to survive.