Have you ever thought: “Oh the many things I could do if I did not have to sleep so many hours…” It actually seems that many of us are trying out this approach, as research shows that people are sleeping less than in past decades. While this can result in having more time during the day, it’s not likely to be quality time because losing sleep can impact our health in different ways.
Although it is challenging to give up a third of our day to snooze land, studies show that sleep quality affects the ability to focus and pay attention, inhibit distractions, and the ability to learn and recall things in the future. This makes sense because poor sleep quality negatively affects the function of the brain’s prefrontal cortex, which houses our ability to problem solve and understand novel or complex tasks. Are you getting enough quality sleep and do you know how the rest of your Life EcoSystem can affect your sleep?