Auburn psychology professor explains the importance of sleep to overall health – Eagle Eye TV

AUBURN, Ala. (EETV) – Auburn University psychology professor Jennifer Robinson and her team have discovered a number of side effects from not getting enough sleep.

Robinson, the director of the Cognitive and Behavioral Sciences Program, said that sleep is a critical biological process that impacts our functioning on every level.

Sleep is not only important for our physical health, but it is also important for our mental and cognitive health. 

Sleep deprivation can impair motor skills and negatively affect our emotions and decision-making abilities.

Robinson said that while we sleep, our brains integrate information that we’ve obtained throughout the day and that is particularly important for students because it’s one of the most effective ways to form new memories and enhance learning.

Robinson also discussed the importance of