BENEFITS OF HAVING SUFFICIENT SLEEP
Having a good sleep is important to our emotional well-being and physical health. This is why getting a good sleep should not be overlooked when we are considering our pursuit in making it big for ourselves. It is necessary to have a good night rest, instead of staying up all night, week in; week out.
Below are the benefits of having sufficient sleep:
- It helps to reduce stress: We live stress-filled life, which almost robs us of our rest period. However, some people allow themselves to be robbed, as they do not give enough time for their bodies to rest. If your body fails to get enough sleep, it could respond by producing an increased level of stress hormones, which is a natural outcome of what your lifestyle is. However, having deep and regular sleep prevents this from happening.
- It improves your memory: Have you observed that when you are very tired, it is usually difficult to remember things. This is your brain’s way of informing you that, you are not getting enough sleep. When you have good sleep, your body rests while your brain gets in the business of restoring your memories to order. Hence, having sufficient sleep allows you to remember and process things easier and faster.
- It reduces your blood pressure: When your blood pressure is high, there are increased chances of strokes and heart attacks. However, sufficient sleep can prevent this. When you get enough rest, your body is placed in a state of relaxation which aids to step-down blood pressure, and keep it at bay.
- It helps to maintain weight: Now, it should be known that, sleep does not help you to lose weight. However, it aids your body in keeping it under control, by controlling the hormones which influence your appetite, and it reduces your yearnings for foods which are high in calories.
- It gives you a better mood: When we do not get sufficient sleep, we become restless, and we would not be on our best behavior. When you have a good sleep, you become calmer, approachable, sensible and reasonable.