By this point, we all know the very serious health conditions associated with long-term sleep deprivation, including increased risk of heart disease and stroke. In fact, here on HuffPost Healthy Living, we've even questioned if sleep deprivation could be this generation's tobacco in terms of serious health concerns.
At the most basic level, we know we feel better after a good night's sleep. But the truth is that sometimes, when you're contemplating staying out an extra hour with friends or answering one last group of emails, we can forget how important it is to prioritize our rest. So we rounded up a few more immediate benefits to getting a good night's sleep, from sharper organization skills to a better sex life. Read through then tell us, what motivates you to stay well rested?