As the days grow darker and colder, many of us have a more difficult time waking up in the morning or staying awake at night. What should we do about it? Drink more coffee, soda or energy drinks to help us wake up? Push ourselves at night until we get our second wind? No, not really.
Research has shown that there is a strong relationship between sleep quality and many different physiological responses:
- Immune function is impaired with inadequate sleep1
- Poor sleep can precedes weight gain2, 3
- Memory is improved with sleep4
- An increase in sleep deprivation correlates with an increase in experienced stress and vice versa5, 6, 7