HEALTH BENEFITS OF SLEEP

HEALTH BENEFITS OF SLEEP

Pompi Borah
Mar 16, 2018
Updated On Mar 20, 2018 16:15

 

Adequate sleep is a key part of a healthy lifestyle and can benefit your heart, weight, and mind. Getting a good night’s sleep can make us feel ready to take on the world. The benefits of good sleep should never be underestimated and getting proper rest on a regular basis isn’t just a good idea, it’s an essential one!

While on the lookout for ways to transform our lives, we sometimes forget that along with exercise there is another miracle drug – Sleep. Sleep is an important part of being healthy both physically and mentally. When you don't get enough sleep, you are less productive, irritated, and exhausted.

We’ve put together 8 reasons why a better sleep means a better you.

  1. Weight-it-out

Watching your weight can be as simple as getting a good night’s sleep. Lack of sleep can make you put on weight by drastically slowing down your metabolism.

  1. Concentrate better

We seldom have days when we wake up after a good night’s sleep ready to take on the world.A bad night’s sleep leaves us struggling all day and more than half of will problems because of sleeping badly.

  1. Good Sleep = Great Mood

Nearly two-thirds of people blame lack of sleep when they feel irritable. Lack of sleep and the ensuing tiredness impact our judgment, problem-solving ability, and creativity. However, a good night’s sleep leaves us in the best mood!

  1. Build Muscle

There is a reason that fitness magazines and forums always focus on the importance of sleep. If you don’t sleep, you can’t build muscles.Your body uses most of the night to heal the damage done to your cells and tissues.At night and during slow-wave sleep your body also releases growth hormone. Lack of sleep, on the other hand, is linked to muscle atrophy.

  1. Live Longer

Regularly sleeping less than you should is associated with a shorter lifespan. Studies have found that people who routinely sleep for fewer than 6 hours a night are at a higher risk of facing illness than people of similar age who sleep for 7-8 hours a night.

  1. Win-Win

A good night’s sleep even improves your athletic performance. By sleeping 7-8 hours a day, you can perform better, react quickly, and reach your targets at a faster pace.

  1. Less Likely to bell

Lack of sleep can suppress your immune system which makes you more vulnerable to infections. Sleeping for fewer than 7 hours a night increases the risk of catching a cold.

  1. Remember Things

When you’re asleep, your brain goes through the impressions of the day in a process vital to memory formation. People who sleep fewer than 6 hours a night for 2 weeks will do worse on memory tests than those who sleep for 8 hours.

Getting a solid 8 hours of sleep sounds great!Make sleep a priority and see how better you feel every day because of adequate sleep. Tonight, shut down your computer, turn off the lights, and go to bed an hour early.

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