Sleep is one of the 6 pillars of brain health.
You would think we’d know everything there is to know about one of our most basic functions. Surprisingly, we are still learning quite a bit.
There’s different reasons why we haven’t figured everything out yet. Any health related issue can be enormously complex to track, especially over long periods of time. There are other factors as well, including the difficulty in establishing reliable data. With sleep, it can be particularly hard. I mean, can you accurately tell when you fall asleep or wake up?
The evidence so far is still pretty incredible. It can affect mood, your levels of willpower, and emotional intelligence. And your cognitive capacities are some of the first things to go.
This is one of the first areas I would focus on if you are trying to improve brain health. You can read some of the recent articles below.