The benefits of sleep are not rocket science or a puzzle to be solved. We all know it and are aware of it! We even unknowingly experience it daily. But with so many demands on our time, it's probably the most sacrificial thing that we compromise. In the long run, it puts so much toll on our well-being.
To live a meaningful and longer life, we must find the balance for everything in between - from enjoying, traveling, pursuing our dreams, and most especially, taking good care of our health. And as cliche as it may sound, sleep is one of the most fundamental ways to nurture your body. The daily effects of having a quality one and its long-term effects are crucial. Notice that when you are sleep deprived, you feel like don't have the energy to do anything or interact. These little things not only affect us directly but even our relationships with others.
It is also important to keep in mind that good or quality sleep is different from sleep that's just for about 4 hours or so. READ here for ways to improve your sleep and avoid having an interrupted one.
Now, you might be wondering why experts put so much emphasis on sleep. Here are the reasons why you need a good night's sleep - (every day of your life):
Improves memory and mental function
Many things happen while sleeping, even when our bodies are hibernating and getting the sleep it needs. During sleep, the consolidation of memories happens, and it helps trigger the brain to do the work needed to function efficiently.
Improves overall mood
Getting enough sleep means your body has gone through the right process that allows you to refresh your mind and heighten your energy. On the other hand, lack of sleep can alter your mood throughout the day and even increases the risk of mental health issues, which can be counterproductive to how you and your body deal with sleep deprivation. This is because according to Sleep Foundation, sufficient sleep is essential to facilitating the brain’s processing of emotional information.
Consequently, your mood affects your inside and outside relationships. Especially your daily agenda!
Increases productivity and performance
A good day is most often rooted in having a good night of sleep. The mood you can get from being rested benefits your productivity. In one of our blogs, we explained how productivity can spark happiness and vice versa. It's a two-way street! Because sleep affects our minds in a big way, the way we perform also get affected. This is exactly what happens when you feel efficient at work when rested but feel like you suck when you lack sleep.
Lower health risks
Lack of sleep is dangerous - literally. According to a sleep expert at the National Institutes of Health, sleep affects almost every tissue in our bodies. We are being put at so much risk with days of sleep deprivation. From hormones, the immune system, cardiovascular health, and mental health diseases, sleep plays a factor. Having restful sleep battles these risks and even imposes benefits that your body will thank you for in the long run.
There are so many reasons why circumstances don't allow us to have a good sleep, but there are so many ways as well that we can do to have one!
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