Why do we get tired?

Dear Ellie,

Sleep is one of the most important functions of our body. It helps us feel rested and gives us energy. Getting a good night’s sleep is important for our health. But when we don’t get enough sleep, or haven’t slept in a long time, we feel tired.

Almost every animal on earth needs sleep. Cats like me sleep for around 15 hours a day. I like to take cat naps, so I take a lot of short snoozes throughout the day. Getting plenty of sleep helps make sure I have energy to answer questions from kids like you.

Some animals need even more … Continue reading Why do we get tired?