In today’s blog we will discuss why sleep matters. According to SleepHelp.org, it is necessary to keep in mind that there are still many mysteries when it comes to sleep and understanding exactly how it affects our bodies and our physical and mental health. That said, from observing people in sleep studies, it appears that deep sleep plays an important role in how our body recovers and recuperates. For example, during stage 3 sleep, the body releases the bulk of its human growth hormone (HGH), which is involved in muscle repair. Deep sleep also gives the body a chance to slow down and become rejuvenated especially when compared with the REM sleep stage that follows it.
People who have interrupted sleep or otherwise do not get sufficient sleep to progress through multiple sleep cycles may miss out on these positive effects of deep sleep. Not only can this make someone feel drowsy, but it may also have spillover effects to broader physical and mental well being.
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