It may seem obvious that sleep is beneficial. Even without fully grasping what sleep does for us, we know that going without sleep for too long makes us feel terrible, and that getting a good night's sleep can make us feel ready to take on the world.

Scientists have gone to great lengths to fully understand sleep's benefits. In studies of humans and other animals, they have discovered that sleep plays a critical role in immune function, metabolism, memory, learning, and other vital functions. The features in this section explore these discoveries and describe specific ways in which we all benefit from sleep.
Most people don’t get enough sleep. We are a society that burns the candle at both ends, a nation where people stay up all night to study, work, or have fun. However, going without adequate sleep carries with it both short- and long-term consequences.

Be aware! If you wake up in the morning and do not feel refreshed, it means that you are not sleeping well and you that may need to be checked for sleep apnea (OSA).

Some of the symptoms of OSA include:

  • Snoring
  • Poor Concentration
  • Loss of Libido
  • Tiredness upon waking
  • Daytime sleepiness

Do you sleep Well?

Untreated sleep apnea affects your well-being. In the short term, a lack of adequate sleep can affect judgment, mood, ability to learn and retain information, and may increase the risk of serious accidents and injury. In the long term, chronic sleep deprivation may lead to a host of health problems including obesity, diabetes, high blood pressure, cardiovascular disease and erectile dysfunction, as well as memory and concentration impairment.