Facebook pixelRefresh Your Thinking With Sleep
Go to home page

Refresh Your Thinking With Sleep

A happy woman stretching in bed with light gleaming down her face.

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.


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.


  • Refraining from using electronics one hour before bed
  • Tracking how much and when you sleep using a sleep log (or an app)
  • Calculating when you need to go to bed to get a full 7-8 hours of good sleep
  • Going to bed 15 minutes earlier than usual, and gradually repeating until you achieve a healthy, invigorating sleep schedule

Share this article

TRY ANOTHER KNOW BRAINER: How can perception boost your brainpower?

Or DIVE DEEPER into your brain’s potential

and JOIN The BrainHealth Project.