Did you know that we spend approximately one-third of lives sleeping? One-third! Sleep is a driving force behind our health, wellness and overall well-being. It varies from person to person but on average, adults should get between 7-9 hours per night. Without the adequate amount of sleep we simply cannot function properly and this is easy to understand from experience. One day you wake up and voila, life is good! You are in a great mood, full of motivation and zest. The main reason? You slept great! The next day you wake up feeling miserable and would even label yourself as depressed. The culprit? Lack of sleep! You can connect that how you slept the night before has something major to do with how you feel mentally and physically.
From dreaming, to balancing hormones to strengthening the immune system, sleep does a whole lot. Sleep also helps the brain clear out toxins and allows the body to perform important functions. Many people are not getting the right amount of sleep due to hectic schedules, poor sleeping patterns or sleep disorders. This helpful infographic from MyBedFrames helps explain what happens to our bodies during sleep. If you consider yourself someone who is not sleeping enough every night, hopefully this can inspire you to change your sleeping habits for the better.