We all know that sleep is pretty much mandatory. I mean if you have ever gone successive days with minimal or no sleep, you know that you turn into a zombie.  I remember pulling all-nighters in college and even sometimes at work and I'd pretty much be a zombie without the bad makeup for days following. But what happens if we get sub-optimal sleep on a continued basis?

It may not be full on zombie carnage, but there are quite a few deleterious effects when we chronically under-sleep or get routinely disrupted sleep. Ask any new parent! They'll clue you in for sure!

This week we take a look at the importance of sleep. Like what are those little things that we may not notice right away, but are super important to vitality and health? Take a look at the video below and unlock your mini-challenge for this week.

After you've had a chance to watch, I would love to know — What was your week's tally? Leave a comment below to chime in!


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  • NIH: Why Sleep is Important
  • Studies on Sleep & Weight: [1, 2, 3]
  • Studies on Sleep & Blood Sugar/Insulin Sensitivity: [12 , 3, 4, 5]
  • Studies on Sleep & Productivity: [1, 2, 3, 4]
  • Studies on Sleep & Athletic Performance: [1, 2]
  • Studies on Sleep & the Immune System: [1, 2, 3, 4]