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Why You Need a Good Night’s Sleep

As a teenager, you probably thought you could stay up all night and still go to school. How’d that work for you? A good night’s sleep is essential no matter what your age. To be focused mentally, calm emotionally and physically healthy your body needs to recharge every night. Yet most of us don’t get the recommended seven to eight hours needed.

Your body shifts its energy focus during sleep. During our waking hours, our body focuses on processing information, digestion, and moving. As we sleep, our body focuses on the internal needs such a rejuvenation, repair and self-healing.

Benefits of a good night’s sleep include:

A good night’s sleep is necessary for a healthy lifestyle. It affects how you feel, how you interact in your relationships and your productivity. While you sleep your brain begins working to reenergize the body.

Dr. Meaghan Clemens

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