No matter what part of the world you live in, the upcoming back to school season will likely look and feel different this year. But the thing that remains constant is the importance of a good night’s sleep on learning & health.
Sleep & Learning
Harvard Medical School explains that sleep impacts learning in a couple of ways. One, being well-rested simply helps us focus more and thereby absorb more information when needed. And second, the actual act of sleeping helps consolidate information for longer-term recall. Put another way, while we’re awake (and well-rested) we gather new information but while we’re sleeping, our brain makes the information stable.
Sleep & Health
We’ve always been advocates of quality sleep, but it’s especially important during times of stress which is often when good habits slide. But poor sleep has been linked to many health concerns such as obesity, diabetes, and heart disease. Sleep is the body’s way of restoring and repairing and it’s a vital part of staying healthy. So, if you’re cutting yourself short on rest lately, you may want to review our sleep tips for improving sleep quality.
Sleep Well & Stay Healthy!