Happy World Sleep Day 2022 ! Did you know the world is celebrating sleep today? 😮 😴 World Sleep Day is an annual, global call to action about the importance of healthy sleep, organized by the World Sleep Society. We're here to help you enjoy this day to the fullest, and we listed some of our favorite sleep facts for you! 😍
💤 Sleep is a biological requirement for human life, alongside food, water, and air.
💤 Insomnia affects between 30-45% of the adult population.
💤 Sleep plays a critical role in emotional processing.
💤 It is shown that sleep supports the formation of emotional episodic memories throughout all the stages that compose memory processing.
💤 Sleep loss deteriorates both the encoding of emotional information and the emotional memory consolidation processes.
💤 Recent studies have suggested that the sleep hormone melatonin may be beneficial for the treatment of COVID-19.
💤 Individuals who frequently change their sleep timing, and consequently their pattern of light/dark exposure, may experience misalignment between the circadian system and the sleep/wake cycle, since the circadian clock takes time to adjust to schedule changes. Such misalignment may have an adverse effect on both cognitive function and health.
Today is the perfect opportunity to reflect on your own sleep, and think of ways to give your brain and body the rest they need. Create your sleep opportunity ✨
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