Be Your Best You: Quality Sleep is Vital
Everyone knows that sleep is important. But do you know WHY sleep matters?
Sleep plays an important role in good health and well-being throughout your life. Scientists have discovered that sleep plays a vital role in immune function, metabolism, memory, learning, and other essential functions. Getting enough good quality sleep can help protect your mental health, physical health, and quality of life.
A Healthier Lifestyle
Sleep has a profound effect on your health. When you don’t get enough sleep, not only will you feel tired and sluggish, but you will also increase your risk for some serious health problems. Chronic sleep deprivation (or not getting good quality sleep over a sustained length of time) can contribute to obesity, diabetes, heart disease, kidney disease, high blood pressure, stroke, and even early death.
When you sleep, your body doesn’t just shut down. Instead, it goes into healing mode. For example, one of the benefits of quality sleep is that it helps to heal and repair your heart and blood vessels. Sleep also helps maintain a healthy balance of hormones in your body, helping to control your appetite, regulate how your body reacts to insulin, increase muscle mass, and help repair cells and tissues.
Moreover, your immune system relies on sleep to stay healthy and help you fight off colds, viruses, and infections.
Everyone knows that getting a poor night’s sleep is likely to make you grumpy the next day. Insufficient sleep can make you irritable, lower your self-esteem, and increase your level of anxiety. Moreover, sleep-deprived people are more likely to experience symptoms of depression. While getting enough quality sleep each night probably won’t turn you into a regular Suzy Sunshine, it can help improve your mood.
Perform Better at Work
Another benefit of getting enough good quality sleep is that it helps you function well throughout the day. We need sleep to help us think clearly, react quickly, and be productive. Conversely, skimping on sleep can make it tough to focus the next day and can slow your response time.
Studies have shown that when you lack sleep, you are more likely to make bad decisions and take more risks. Tweet this!
You will also have trouble solving problems and take longer to finish tasks. All of which can result in poor job performance.
Safer Behind the Wheel
Drowsy driving is just as bad as (and sometimes worse than) driving drunk. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, drowsy driving causes more than 100,000 crashes, 71,000 injuries, and over 1,500 deaths in the U.S. each year. One of the benefits of getting enough good quality sleep is that you’ll be a more alert driver, keeping you safer on the road.
Go To Beloit Mattress For Quality Sleep
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