In short, a good night's sleep is about as important as eating healthy and exercising. Sleep is essential for maintaining good health. These days people are sleeping less and less. The quality of sleep has also been degrading.
Here are five reasons why you should get a good night's sleep.
1. It Can Make You Fat
I think I speak for us girls when I say that we definitely do not want to get fat. Poor sleep has been linked to weight gain time and again. Even when you wish to lose weight, getting a good night's sleep is absolutely crucial.
2. Improved Concentration And Productivity
Sleep is important for the brain to function efficiently. Concentration, productivity, and cognition are negatively hit by lack of sleep. A good night's sleep will energize you well for the next day.
3. Better Physical Health
When the body is hard at work it gets damaged. Sleep is the time for the body to relax and repair itself. When the body is sleep-deprived, the body's functions are put on high alert, which causes high blood pressure and the production of stress hormones. High blood pressure increases the risk of heart diseases, and stress hormones prevent you from sleeping easily.
4. Improved Immunity
As stated earlier, sleep helps the body to recover from damage, and that goes for the immune system as well. Better sleep quality helps the body fight off infections. Studies show that people who sleep less than seven hours are almost three times more likely to develop a cold compared to those who sleep eight hours.
5. Better Mental Health
Poor sleep is linked to depression, insomnia, and a host of other mental health issues. Good sleep also improves your social abilities. Studies show that people who are well slept are better at recognizing expressions of anger and happiness thus increasing your emotional intelligence.
The bottom line
We can all agree that these benefits are worth a good night's sleep. Adults should get between 7 and 9 hours of sleep each night. I hope you all sleep well and come back for the next article. Follow us on Facebook to know when the next article is released.
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