6. Sleep and Balance
Sleep helps you maintain your physical abilities. Studies show sleep deprivation leads to short-term balance problems.
That's called postural instability.
It can lead to injuries and falls. Even mild instability can cause problems during sports or exercise.
7. Sleep and Alertness
A good night's sleep makes you feel energized and alert. This helps you focus and get things done.
It's easier to exercise when you're energetic and alert. So that's an indirect benefit of getting enough sleep.
Being engaged and active throughout your day feels good. And being more active all day makes another good night's sleep more likely.
8. Sleep and Memory
Sleep appears to play a big role in what's called memory consolidation.
During sleep, your brain makes connections. It links events, feelings, and sensory input to form memories.
Deep sleep is important for this. So more quality sleep can improve your memory.