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Why is sleep so important for your health ?

  Sleep is important for …        Your Waste Clearance & Immune System The glymphatic system is the brain’s dedicated waste clearance system. Glial cells protect, nourish, insulate neurons and play a role in the immune system. Your brain cells’ mitochondria remove cellular waste. This system is very active when you are asleep helping you wake up with a “fresh” mind. (Medical News Today, 2019)   Your Memory and knowledge The non-REM sleep is a deep physiological state of sleep when neurons fire simultaneously. Newly formed memories are strengthened and integrated into existing knowledge. This process is particularly strong during this phase of sleep because of a tight connection between two parts of the brain (one capturing memories of events and places, the other of facts, ideas, and concepts).  (The Atlantic,...

Take good care of your Circadian Rhythm

Your body naturally follows a circadian rhythm of 24 hours. It is like an internal clock, that triggers and maintains your sleep. It is controlled by external factors (light or darkness) and internal ones like chemicals: Adenosine (building the desire of sleep), Melatonin (producing drowsy feelings to signal your body to sleep) and Cortisol (triggering your body to wake up). (World Economic Forum, 2019)   A Harvard study showed the consequences for people on a schedule that gradually shifted the timing of their circadian rhythms. Their blood sugar levels increased, leading to a prediabetic state, and levels of leptin, a hormone that leaves people feeling full after a meal, went down. (Harvard Health Publishing, 2020)   Moreover, blue light at night can mess up skin’s natural circadian rhythm impacting...

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