In this fast pace life that we live in today. We are always on the go, food-on-the-go, and work-on-the-go. Everyone is now experiencing all sorts of defects in the way we act, think and feel. You know what! You’re just lacking a good night’s sleep.
Now, let us understand the importance of sleep to our overall health and wellbeing. In fact, when people get less than 8 hours of sleep, the risk of developing diseases begins to increase.
Here are 6 benefits that you can get from sleeping.
Sleep, helps to repair your body
Sleep is the times were your body is repairing damage caused by stress, ultraviolet rays and other harmful exposures. Your body produces extra protein molecules while you’re sleeping, and these help to mend your body at a cellular level. These protein molecules form the building blocks for cells, allowing them to repair damage.
Helps you have a healthy Heart
Your heart will be healthier if you get between 7 and 9 hours of sleep each night. Lack of sleep has been associated with worsening of blood pressure and cholesterol, all risk factors for heart disease and stroke. Having the right amount of sleep will decrease the stress hormones, which raises the level of inflammation in your body. Inflammation is thought to one of the causes of the deterioration of your body as you age.
Reduce premature aging
Stress is not good for your body. Too much stress causes excess ‘wear and tear’ on your body, and increases the aging and degeneration of organs, cells and other body parts. A good night sleep will reduce the high levels of stress, sleep helps to reverse these effects and encourages a state of relaxation.
Helps to improve your memory
While our body is resting, our brain is busy processing the day, making connections between events, sensory input, feelings and memories. We might learn new things during the day, but nighttime is when it all sinks in. That’s why it could be better to have a good night’s sleep before an exam, instead of studying the whole night through.
Helps in losing weight
Having a regular sleep time can help control your body weight. One of the benefits of sleep is that it helps regulate the hormones (cortisol) that affect and control your appetite. That’s why when you’re in an exercise program your trainer will tell you to get enough sleep time, not only to relax your body but also to regulate the hormones. So, if you’re trying to lose those stubborn few pounds that just keephanging around, make sure that getting enough sleep becomes a priority.
It will make you Look and feel good
The body’s regeneration process takes place when you sleep. Your immune system and organs of detoxification can focus only on cleansing and restoration of your body. While you are sleeping, your cells produce more protein. These protein molecules form the building blocks for cells, allowing them to repair any damage caused by stress, sun exposure (ultraviolet rays), and so on. This means that also your skin and muscles are repaired and/or regenerated, which gives you a healthy look. Sleep is essential to the immune system. Without adequate sleep, the immune system becomes weak, and the body becomes more vulnerable to infection and disease.
Sleep can also make you a nicer person. People that lack a good night sleep can be very irritable and cranky. This will seriously affect their social interactions.
So never underestimate how important a good night’s rest is.