Literally it translates to night-good. So I figured it could mean good night as well. So I tried using it as good night to some of my friends in the most comical way possible but then my sister who studied spanish made me realize that buenos Noches was the correct way of saying it. I just felt illiterate after my sister corrected me.
Makes you stronger? Wiser? More independent? More determined? Maybe all of that, but it also makes you colder.