Experts say that the average adult needs between 7.5 to 8 hours of sleep each night. And you know what? I try my darndest to get all of that sleep in because sleep is incredibly important for both physical and mental health.
Sleep is when our brain processes and organizes information, forming new memories. Sleep is when our body repairs muscles and releases hormones to regulate growth. Sleep is when I’m relaxing in my super comfy bed with fancy high thread count Egyptian cotton sheets. Sleep is awesome. But despite all of this, I don’t always get my 7.5 to 8 hours of peaceful rest. And in many instances, it wasn’t because I didn’t give myself enough time.
You see, I’m not one of those people that can fall asleep at the drop of a hat. Instead, I’m one of those people that toss and turn, and flip their pillow over and over, sometimes even agonizing when I’ll finally fall asleep. And on top of that, I’ll sometimes wake up all groggy in the middle of the night. Why? I have no idea.