Sleeping is crucial to our wellbeing.
When we get a full night’s rest, we’re better able to handle the challenges of our day. Our bodies are rested, our brains are active, and we’re more able to utilize our pre-frontal cortex to think through the pros and cons of how we’re interacting to the world around us.
A lack of sleep impacts everything.
We’re grumpy, we’re less focused, and we’re more stressed out. Our brains produce more stress hormones on less sleep. And a lack of sleep builds and builds - one day vs. seven days has a huge difference.
In fact, kids who don’t get enough consistent sleep can be misdiagnosed with ADHD.
They’re more prone to hyperactivity, impulsivity, and poor reasoning.