Benefits of sleep and weight loss
As with all things, by tracking your sleep or just being aware of trends in your body can provide you with a lot of insight. For one thing, recognizing how much sleep you are averaging will let you know how much sleep your body needs. Yes, the official recommendations are 7-8 hours, but some people function perfectly well on less sleep, too. Tracking sleep will also allow you to connect the dots regarding what may have happened that day, on a shift, if poor sleep is related to nutrition, etc.