It’s Friday and you’re clocking off, and after a few sleepless nights you want to tuck yourself up early and catch up over the weekend on all the sleep you’ve lost. But does it really work that way?
During sleep, our memories from the day are solidified and our brain does a bit of a clean-up, sorting through the things we need to hold onto and discard from the day. We also get the rest we need to ensure we can function properly the following day.
But not all of us manage to get eight hours sleep per night, and might miss out on some of these benefits.