One simply does not recognize the importance of sleep until they are deprived of it. Studies have shown that people used to sleep for 8 to 9 hours but that has now has come down to 6-7 hours a night.
Due to the busy and hectic lifestyle that many people live today, it is not surprising that many people are regularly deprived of sleep and suffer from sleep problems. Millions of people power up by taking caffeine and although this may be good news to coffee industry, the same thing cannot be said about your body and brain.
Just How Important Sleep (Really) Is
Sleep is the time when your body repairs and heals. A lack of sleep leads to conditions such as increase in insulin levels, weight gain, depression, attention deficit disorder (A.D.D.), difficulties with learning and memory and other severe health conditions.