Why is sleep important?

Sal Di Stefano AI:

Sleep is crucial for our health and well-being. Studies show that it is as important for our health as diet and exercise. Poor sleep can lead to chronic illnesses and negatively impact our ability to adapt to exercise, build muscle, and burn fat. It can also increase our cravings for unhealthy foods. Our body rejuvenates and gets rid of toxins while we sleep, and it resets our circadian rhythm, which is essential for our hormones to function properly. Chronic stress, blue light exposure, and stimulants can all negatively impact our sleep. Sleep is so important that evolution would have gotten rid of it if it wasn't necessary.