Nothing feels better than a great night’s sleep. A full night's rest can help with everything from mental health to inflammation, yet getting enough sleep is often low on people’s priority list. Considering how important sleep is, there is a ton of information that doctors wish you knew to help you form good sleep habits.
Dr. Mairav Cohen-Zion, clinical psychologist and chief science officer at dayzz, tells Bustle that if people knew all the benefits of a good sleep schedule, they would have more incentives to take their sleep habits seriously.
“Try to figure out your own personal reasoning, set that as a priority, and then try to make your sleep better,” she says.
While you may think you have your sleep schedule all figured out, Dr. Cohen-Zion says there’s plenty of surprising factors that impact your sleep. For example, gender and genetics both play significant roles, and it can actually be dangerous to get too much sleep.
Whether it’s to feel more focused during the day, or to reap all the health benefits, everyone can find a reason to go to bed a little earlier. To help you feel well rested, Dr. Cohen-Zion reveals what she wishes you knew about your sleep.