As important as a good night’s sleep is, sometimes it’s easier said than done. However, inadequate sleep can be detrimental to your health and overall well being. 

The Division of Sleep Medicine at Harvard Medical School (link to article is below) highlights why sleep matters and more specifically how it pertains to learning and memory. 

Here are some reasons why sleep is important:

  • Sleep deprivation can decrease your attention span, your ability to focus, and your mood, which in turn leads to inefficient learning and memory retention.
  • When we are tired, the ability to make sound decisions is lost because we can no longer properly assess situations, plan accordingly, or choose the correct behavior. 
  • The ability to perform well is decreased due to improper neuron activation, unsynchronised organ system function, and fatigued muscles.

These are just a few of the many reasons why sleep is important. Are you struggling with a good nights sleep? Do you notice your day is affected after not getting the adequate amount of sleep? We can help!

A resource from the Division of Sleep Medicine at
Harvard Medical School