We are such stuff as dreams are made on, and our little life is rounded with a sleep. ~ William Shakespeare
About one-third of our lives are spent in reverie, and yet little is known about how sleep is linked to intellectual and emotional intelligence.
Researchers are unravelling this mystery and are finding that sleep - especially deep sleep - confers emotional balance, opens us to learning, cements memory, and strengthens our ability to make meaning of facts and experiences. Sleep, as it turns out, is just as essential as eating for humans and for many other species.