Looking After You: Benefits of Getting Enough Sleep

Benefits of Getting Enough Sleep…

Healthy Heart
Your heart will be much far healthier as a lack of sleep has been associated with worsening blood pressure and cholesterol.

Reduce Stress
Sleep reduces stress. When your body is sleep deficient it goes into a state of stress and the body’s functions are on high alert which causes high blood pressure and the production of stress hormones. Also, stress hormones make it harder for you to fall asleep, causing a continuous loop of stress and sleepless nights.

Improved Memory
Researchers do not fully understand why we sleep and dream, but they have found that sleep plays an important role in a process called memory consolidation.

During sleep, your body may be resting, but your brain is busy processing your day, making connections between events, feelings, and memories. Deep sleep is a very important time for your brain to make memories and links and getting more quality sleep will help you remember and process things better.
These are amongst many more benefits like reducing inflammation, reducing the risk of cancer, helping with weight loss and reducing the risk of depression. Sleep is an all-round magical tool that us humans have to enhance our health and quality of life; so next time you’re writing your to-do list, make sure you add a good 8-9 hours sleep for that night.

Happy Sleeping.