If there's one thing in our lives we shouldn't sacrifice, it's a
good night's sleep. Getting adequate sleep 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.
Infographic provided by NOW Foods.