Sleep plays an integral role in our overall health and wellbeing. It not only helps repair and restore things like our immune system, muscles and other hormones, but it also plays a crucial role in our memory — such as retaining information, and even has an impact on our mood. Without sleep, you are likely to feel fatigued and irritable the next day, have poor job (or school) performance, and you also put yourself at an increased risk of things like motor vehicle accidents, which can have severe and sometimes even deadly consequences. While there is still a lot to be learned about the benefits of sleep, one thing is certain — and it’s that we can’t survive without it.

How Much Sleep Do I Need?

How is My Health Impacted by Sleep or Lack thereof?

What Am I Having Trouble Sleeping?

How Can I Get a Better Night’s Rest?

Originally published at http://alighahary.ca on July 9, 2019.

Dr. Ali Ghahary is a Family Physician in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. http://www.alighahary.ca

Dr. Ali Ghahary is a Family Physician in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. http://www.alighahary.ca