• Vol. 43 No. 3, 134–135
  • 15 March 2014

Good Sleep and Good Health are Natural Bed Partners

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Sleep is time consuming. We spend nearly one-third of our lives asleep, but for what purpose? This is an important question to reflect upon, whether you are a scientist, philosopher, or a person who simply wants to know how to better spend his time. Sleep is generally considered a pillar of good health, yet it is increasingly common in modern society to shortchange oneself of sleep to partake in other activities. Sleep is considered by many as a low-priority health concern, but this is largely due to a failure to understand the importance of sleep for physical and mental health. Below we consider why sleep sometimes fails to get the respect that it deserves.

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