In part, it’s because we don’t really know why we need to sleep in the first place. But 1 in 5 of us have sleep problems, poor sleep leads to accidents and even obesity, so it must be important. We miss it if we don’t have it—try to resist it and it conquers us anyway—and 7-9 hours later, we get up again.
Can’t get to sleep (or back to sleep)… ? join Dr. Ed Childers, DO for tips and help on catching zzz’s