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 you function and think 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 the brain cleans house while you sleep, clearing out toxins that build up during the activities and stress of waking hours.
- Refraining from using electronics one hour before bed
- Keeping track of how long you sleep with 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 this process over time, as needed, until you achieve a healthy, invigorating sleep schedule