[Infographic] Why You Need Sleep

[Infographic] Why You Need Sleep

If there's one thing in our lives we shouldn't sacrifice, it's a

good night's . Getting adequate has been shown to reduce

stress, improve mood and memory, increase athletic performance and even boost your immune system. Physically it

can also reduce your risk of heart disease, stroke and

diabetes, as well as help you to maintain your ideal weight. So why is it, that in order to make room for the many

things we need to do each day, sleep is the one thing that most people

have no problem compromising? It is worth spending a few moments to review this infographic which illustrates the dramatic difference in how our brain and body functions when it is well-rested vs. sleep-deprived.

Read more here about the consequences of sleep deprivation, sleep cycles and how much sleep you really need.

Infographic provided by NOW Foods.

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Lisa Roth Collins is a Registered Holistic Nutritionist (RHN) is the Marketing Manager at NaturallySavvy.com. She is passionate about health and wellness and tries her best to make healthier choices every day for herself and her family. Her journey to natural health was driven by her own struggles with digestive discomfort, depression, and anxiety. Lisa returned to school in 2014 to study nutrition at the Canadian School for Natural Nutrition. She threw herself into her studies so she could learn as much as she could to help herself feel better and thrive. Upon completing the program and being certified as an RHN, Lisa began her work at Naturally Savvy where she has been able to help so many people learn to make healthier choices for themselves. Through her work, she has connected with so many incredible people in the industry whether other authors, influencers, or brands. Plus, she is affectionately known as "Techie Spice" because of her ability to wrap her head around technology. Every day she gets up with a renewed sense of energy and ready to make a difference. You can read all of Lisa's content here. In her spare time, Lisa loves to try new recipes, make delicious and nourishing meals, and she is an avid reader. For more information about Lisa, check out her profile on here.