Sleep plays a vital role in our overall total
In fact, when you are sleeping, your body is hard at
work! From growth and development, to rebuilding and
repairing, and even improving cognitive abilities and
function, sleep should be(come) your daily
Your body’s internal 24 hour body clock dictates when
you are tired and when you are awake. This is also known
as your body’s
A compound called “adenosine” and the environment are
two processes that interact with one another to regulate
rises as the day progresses, signaling a move from being
awake towards going to sleep. The reverse happens when
you are sleeping; adenosine is broken down by the body
and preparing to start anew the next day.
On the other hand, your
signals the body to either feel awake or feel tired
based on whether it is light or dark (i.e. morning vs.
evening). The hormone “melatonin” is released in the
evening, and one of the biggest reasons for helping your
body fall asleep (and get tired for that matter).