Why We Sleep – #What You Didn’t Know About the Snooze Button

Why We Sleep – #What You Didn’t Know About the Snooze Button

Photo by Acharaporn Kamornboonyarush on Pexels.com Are you one of those people who set the alarm to an hour before they actually get up and then keep pushing the snooze button until, finally, there is really no other option anymore than getting up?! I have always wondered why someone would do that and voluntarily give [...]

World Sleep Day

World Sleep Day

"Wake up, wake up, wake uuuup." "Anna, go back to sleep.""I just can't. The sky's awake, soI'm awake, so we have to play."Frozen We probably all know this sequence from the movie Frozen (if not or if you want to refresh your memory, here you go). And we all had nights where we just couldn't [...]

Why We Sleep – #Sleep and Learning

Why We Sleep – #Sleep and Learning

Photo by Juan Pablo Serrano Arenas on Pexels.com Sleep has proven itself time and again as a memory aid: both before learning, to prepare your brain for initially making new memories, and after learning, to cement those memories and prevent forgetting.Matthew Walker, Why We Sleep If we sleep before learning, we are giving our brain [...]

Why We Sleep – #Sleep

Why We Sleep – #Sleep

"Sleep restocks the armory of our immune system, helping prevent infection, and warding off all manner of sickness. Sleep reforms the body's metabolic state by fine-tuning the balance of insulin and circulating glucose. Sleep further regulates our appetite, helping control body weight through healthy food selection rather than rash impulsivity. Plentiful sleep maintains a flourishing [...]