Do you burn the candle at both ends? Modern life tends to demand nothing less, but as journalist and writer Rachel Cooke reveals, lack of sleep takes a terrible toll on human health and well-being. Sleep isn’t only a chance for the body to rest; the brain also prepares itself for the next day. If people shortchange themselves on sleep, they quickly become unhappy, unwell and unproductive. For no cost at all, a good night’s sleep protects you from a vast array of nasty diseases and leaves you mentally and physically refreshed. getAbstract recommends this article to anyone who would like to get more sleep.
In this summary, you will learn
- Why sleep is vital for health,
- Why so few people get enough sleep and
- What might help you get more sleep.
About the Author
Rachel Cooke is a journalist and writer. She has written for the New Statesman, The Observer and The Guardian.