From Bedtimes Magazine: It has been proven that sleep deprivation can actually accelerate the aging process. Sleep decreases stress hormones, such as cortisol. Insufficient sleep causes cortisol levels to rise, and cotisol inhibits the formation of collagen, a protein often referred to as the “glue that holds the body together.” Sleep is good for you. Enjoy it and don’t ever be ashamed to say that you sleep 8 hours a night. Sweet Dreams tonight!