Things you didn’t know about sleep

As someone who has relatively recently gone into recovery from a sleep disorder, I really appreciate the value of a good night’s sleep. Here’s some bits from around the web about the importance of sleep:

  • What is sleep for anyway? Here’s what happens when you sleep.
  • You heard it here first, folks. Your new number one strategy for learning: get a good night’s sleep. Because sleep helps consolidate new memories. (Some scientists theorise that this might actually be why babies sleep so much: they are learning so much all the time and need to store all that new information in their long-term memory.)
  • And if productivity, a better memory, and more effective learning aren’t enough to convince you, here’s some hard truths about why we need more sleep.

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