Sleep improves your ability to regulate, read, and express emotions.
A recent study links sleep deprivation to decreased glucose levels in the brain. Your brain needs glucose to perform at its best. After 24 hours, researchers recorded an overall glucose drop of 6%, but the drop in the prefrontal cortex and parietal lobe was even greater – 12-14% (source, p. 2). These parts of the brain help you read facial expressions, understand social dynamics, and tell the difference between right and wrong.