Sleep is, of course, incredibly important for our bodies. It allows our brain to consolidate thoughts into memories, and cleans itself of toxins. Beyond that, numerous studies have pinpointed the adverse health impacts of not getting enough sleep.
What we now understand is that there truly is a sweet spot, in terms of getting the right amount of sleep for brain health. In fact, too much sleep can have just as significant harmful impacts on health as getting too little. Let’s look at this recent study, published in the journal Neurology.