By: Leticia Vaca
The brain is the most complex organ in our bodies, it's also the heaviest. Your brain is actually pretty active even when you sleep. How do we “turn off” at the end of the day when our brain stays awake? No need to share how critical sleep is...think back on the days that you only got a couple hours of sleep before getting up for work or school.
Not so great times...
The brain has at least three levels of functions that affect all aspects of our daily lives:
Sleep affects almost every type of tissue and system in the body – from the brain, heart, and lungs to metabolism, immune function, mood, and disease resistance. Research shows that a chronic lack of sleep, or getting poor quality sleep, increases the risk of disorders including high blood pressure, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, depression, and obesity.
This week is Sleep and Brain Health Week.