Sean Van Staden
4 minute read
20 Sep 2020
9:42 am

Sleeping soundly: The importance of a good night’s rest

Sean Van Staden

One thing you can do to get through the night uninterrupted is by improving your serotonin and melatonin levels, which means eating correctly.

Getting enough sleep is crucial to your mental and physical health. Picture: iStock

Has anyone ever asked you, “Why are you overreacting and why are you so emotional?” The reason you might be feeling this way is because you are not getting enough quality sleep and your brain is in a state of emotional irrationality and hyperreactivity. Matt Walker, a sleep scientist, and a group of researchers conducted a study with two sample groups of participants. One group had a full night of rest and the other group was sleep deprived. The next morning an MRI scan was taken of each groups’ brains to see what was happening under the hood. Researchers focused...