Sleep is important for good health. Not getting enough sleep or getting poor quality sleep on a regular basis increases the risk of having high blood pressure, heart disease, and other medical conditions. There is also a correlation between the lack of sleep and the likelihood of developing obesity and diabetes. Some studies suggest associations between lack of sleep and diminished cognitive functioning and intelligence development.
During sleep, the body produces hormones that fuel growth in children, boost muscle mass, help repair cells and tissues, and help the immune system fight infections.
Tips to get a good night's sleep: