Why does sleep strengthen brain health?Your overall health and functioning rely on getting good sleep. Small improvements to your sleep patterns can have larger impact on how well your brain functions throughout the day.
SCIENCE SAYS: Good sleep habits help improve memory consolidation, metabolism and mood. Your brain and body stay active while you sleep, with research suggesting that while you snooze, your brain cleans house, clearing out toxins that build up during the activities and stress of waking hours.
WAYS TO BEGIN:
- Refrain from using electronics one hour before bed.
- Track how much and when you sleep using a sleep log (or an app.)
- Calculate when you need to go to bed to get a full 7-8 hours of good sleep.
- Go to bed 15 minutes earlier than usual, and gradually repeating until you achieve a healthy, invigorating sleep schedule.