What happens when we don't sleep enough? Certainly we do not feel great. Why? Why do we need a certain amount of hours of sleep at night to experience wellness? Because sleep is essential for the body to restore and repair itself. It aids immune system recovery and fighting against infections and has a central role in preserving mental and emotional health. Another vital function is related to learning and memory as sleep plays a critical role in storing and consolidating memories, both intellectual and physical that we experience during the day. This is one of the reasons why babies who are growing and learning need much more sleep than adults which on average need between 7 to 9hrs every night so that all the body’s repair and renewal processes can take place.
Unfortunately, this doesn’t always happen and lack of sleep can have negative consequences on our health.
Hunger hormones disruption
Sleep loss is associated with an increase in appetite as the activity of leptin, an appet...