Why sleeping well is important for your health.
When I was young, I took a good night’s sleep for granted, and now as I’ve gotten older, I long for the good old days. There aren’t many sunrises I’ve missed over the past several years. And I know I’m not alone — when talking to friends, one will invariably talk about how they slept last night. If someone mentions they slept through the night, we get all excited, and jealous.
Part of the joy is just how good you feel after you’ve had one, but there’s more to it than just feeling good. Health pundits tell us that sleeping well is essential to one’s health. Finding out why that’s so led to researching circadian rhythms. Most of us have heard about such a thing, and some of us might know what it actually is, how it works, and why it matters. If you’re not fully informed, read on.