9 Benefits Of Good Sleep
9 Benefits Of Good Sleep
The benefits of good sleep should never be underestimated. Getting a good night’s sleep on a regular basis is vital to our physical health and emotional wellbeing. It’s not just a good idea, it really is essential.
Don’t forget to look after your teenagers too; they need at least 8 hours a night of uninterrupted sleep to get their bodies and minds rejuvenated for the next day.
To support this very important part of our health, a well-rested Pack Wolf put together this top 9 reasons why a better sleep means a better you.
1. Sleep can help reduce stress
If you don’t get enough sleep, your body can react by producing higher levels of stress hormones, an all too common result of today’s fast-paced lifestyles. Getting regular and deep sleep can help prevent this.
2. Sleep helps your body to repair
When we sleep our bodies produce extra protein molecules that can strengthen the ability to fight infections. If you’re feeling a little run down and don’t want it to turn into a full-blown cold, go to bed early and get plenty of rest.
3. Sleep and weight maintenance
Sleep won’t directly make you lose weight, sadly, but it does help you keep it under control by regulating the hormones that affect your appetite to reduce cravings for high calorie snacks and meals.
4. Sleep well for a better mood
We’re more likely to snap at a colleague or be grumpy with family when lack of sleep has made us more agitated, which is not a good thing for anyone. Your ability to stay calm, controlled and reasonable increases when you have better sleep.
5. Sleep to help keep your heart healthy
If we maintain a regular sleep pattern this helps lower the levels of stress and inflammation to your cardiovascular system, this in turn can reduce the chances developing heart conditions.
6. Sleep can make you better at work
After a great night’s sleep your brain is more effective and productive. Even grabbing a quick nap in the daytime can contribute towards making your thought process sharper and feeling more attentive and focused.
7. Sleep can help your memory
It’s harder to remember things when you’re really tired, which is your brain telling you that it’s not getting enough sleep. During good sleep, your brain is essentially organising and filing off all your memories while your body rests. So, getting more quality sleep will help your recall process function much better.
8. Sleep can lower your blood pressure
Getting plenty of restful sleep encourages a continual state of relaxation that can help reduce blood pressure and generally keep it under control. Higher blood pressure increases your chances of heart attacks and strokes.
9. Sleep could reduce your chances of diabetes
Research studies have shown that not getting enough sleep may lead to type 2 diabetes by affecting how your body processes glucose. The links are significant though not conclusive, but it is another indication of how important the benefits of sleep can be.
Whilst researching and developing The Pack Wolf Company 3D Contoured Sleep Mask I pored over a mountain of material related to how important sleep is to our overall wellbeing. It has an impact on quite literally everything, so it seemed too important not to share.