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Sleep is essentially brain food and has a significant impact on our neurological performance.
Fremont, CA: Most of us recognize that getting adequate and good quality sleep is critical to human life as well as our mental and physical wellbeing. Sleep is essentially brain food and has a significant impact on our neurological performance.
Why Sleep is Essential for Our Brain?
Sleep is a complicated process, but simply put, sleep-promoting cells in the hypothalamus and brain stem release a chemical called GABA. It reduces alertness in the brain stem and hypothalamus, causing us to feel weary. It gets bolstered by the pineal gland's enhanced synthesis of the sleep hormone melatonin.
The brain spends time digesting emotions and memories and renewing the thoughts for the next day once we are asleep and other body portions are resting. The majority of this happens during REM sleep, which accounts for around 20percent of adult sleep. It's also thought that while sleeping, the glymphatic system opens, and the cerebral spinal fluid flushes out the day's poisons.On the other hand, deep sleep is a period for healing and restoration, and it helps the immune system and growth hormones.
Putting sleep on the management agenda is vital. Here are the reasons
Physical Health and Stamina
The mending process of the body is aided by sleep. Conversely, sleep deprivation can delay healing, harm one's immune system, exacerbate inflammatory concerns in the body, and leave them feeling exhausted and weak. Diabetes, heart disease, including high blood pressure, are all related to a lack of sleep.
Mental Health and Mood
Sleep deprivation can make one irritated and tired in the near term and cause burnout and worry, and depression in the long run.
Memory and Recall
Sleep has a substantial impact on memory and recall, as well as the generation of false memories.
A good night's sleep improves creative problem solving, focus, and cognitive capacities in terms of quality and quantity.
Make Mistakes or Poor Decisions
Compared to their colleagues, sleep-deprived persons are twice as likely to make readily avoidable blunders, forget essential information, or fail to engage in logical thinking.
Because the brain struggles to produce and remember new ideas when REM sleep is disrupted or reduced, it can slow down brain function and negatively impact creativity.
Sleep aids emotional intelligence by allowing everyone to manage their emotions better and develop empathy.
Engagement, Concentration, and Focus
Sleep-deprived people have lower levels of alertness and focus, difficulties paying attention, brain fog, are easily confused, and harming their judgment.
The risk of stress and poor mood and the levels of tension and irritability all rise when we are sleep deprived, linked to overall life satisfaction, workplace happiness, and loyalty to the place of work.
Because there is an obvious, harmful causal link between physical damage and sleep loss, blaming fatigue for various health and safety-related workplace mishaps.