Facts About Sleep You May Not Have Known

Sleep Facts That Might Help You Snooze Better

4 Helpful Sleep Facts You May Not Have Known

by Catherine Conelly

Sleep is a tricky thing. As kids, we avoid sleep. We fight it. As adults, we pine for it, crave it while life cuts into our precious sleep hours. Still, according to the National Sleep Foundation, we’re the only mammals who intentionally put off sleep — whether in favor of social events, work obligations or scrolling through Instagram. But not if we know what’s good for us.

Sleep is a staple of good health, affecting everything from brain function to emotional well-being to physical health. It’s linked to a healthy heart and problem-solving skills as well as decreased depression. In other words, not getting a solid night’s sleep on a regular basis can get in the way your ability work and to play. If you find it hard to get out of bed in the morning, here are a few interesting facts about sleep that might help.