10 Surprising Things You Didn’t Know About Sleep
Sleep is the way in which our brain prepares for the next day. It’s important for our overall health and wellbeing. According to research, a good night sleep improves learning; it helps heal and repair your heart and blood vessels; reduces your risk for obesity; and helps maintain a healthy immune system.[slideshow:89015]
There are tons of interesting facts about sleep. For instance, there are actually certain before bed snacks that will help you sleep better, and if you are tired all of the time it may be because you are dehydrated or suffering from depression.
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While a good night sleep helps reduce stress, aids in weight loss, improves your memory and keeps your heart healthy, lack of sleep can cause sleep deprivation. This may result in increased blood pressure, impaired concentration, weight gain, depression, aging and forgetfulness.