Sleep isn’t something that many people really think about, unless they’re fantasizing about getting some at the end of a long day. Sleep is one of the most important things that the human body does though, because it plays such an important role in health and well-being. With modern life being so heavily influenced by technology, as well as all of the stressful factors that play into our day-to-day lives, sleep is becoming less and less of a priority to people, but it shouldn’t be. This list is a compilation of ten really important and interesting facts about sleep that everyone should know.

No Sleep Linked To Obesity

The less sleep a person has, the more likely they are to have big appetites. The reason for this is that when a person lacks sleep, their leptin levels fall, resulting in an increase in appetite.

Shift Work Is Bad For You

Studies have proven that people who subject themselves to shift work are more likely to develop cardiovascular or gastrointestinal diseases.

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