Sleep - How It Affects Your Weight and Mind

Got time for a nap? Go for it! Today is World Sleep Day. It's a day created by the World Association of Sleep Medicine. Yes, that is a real thing.

It hopes you open your eyes to see how much shut-eye you may be missing out on and what that means for your health.

Doctors say when we get enough sleep we are more mentally sharp, we get more done, our emotions and health are balanced, and our weight stays in check, or we even have better luck at losing weight!

Here are three elements of good quality sleep length, continuity, and how deep of a sleep we get.

Now here's something that's a big unsettling to find out, For every one hour of sleep you lose, you need one day to recover, so thinking you can pick up sleep later in the week may leave you more deprived than you realize.