Many people regard sleep as a waste of time. Because when we’re asleep we’re not “doing anything”. Because we’re “unconscious”. But the truth is there’s a lot going on while we sleep.
While we sleep our brain processes things we’ve learned and our body repairs itself. And although we’re unconscious in one way we’re still conscious in another way. While we sleep we experience alternative realities that can be enlightening. Sometimes the things we experience while we sleep are more interesting and enjoyable than what we experience when we’re awake.
We’re still conscious beings while we’re asleep. We’re still experiencing life. Just in a different way. Those experiences, and the learning and repair work that takes place, make sleep far from a waste of time.