It’s incredible just how much your sleep cycle affects your life. Sleep is a big factor in how well your day goes. Think about it: just one day of insufficient sleep can make you cranky and tired. Now imagine if you are unable to sleep properly for a week or more. The effects of occasional sleepless nights are tremendous. And not sleeping enough on a regular basis can lead to some pretty serious health issues. So it’s safe to say that going to bed on time has a big impact on your waking lives.
Adequate sleep is vital to making sure you live a long, happy life - and here’s why.
INCREASE YOUR CONCENTRATION AND PRODUCTIVITY
Sleep helps improve the cognitive function and performance of the brain.
CONTROL YOUR CALORIES AND LOWER WEIGHT GAIN
Those who sleep well have more control on their appetite hormones and this helps reduce their calorie intake. Regular sleep helps also you feel fuller after meals and more active during daytime for better workouts.
Sleep helps reduce cortisol levels which is the stress hormone in your body.
SUPPORT YOUR IMMUNE HEALTH
When your body sleeps, it releases a small protein called cytokine, which helps fight inflammation, injury and trauma.
LOWERS RISKS OF HEART DISEASES
During sleep, your sympathetic nervous system gets a chance to relax. This helps decrease heart risk.
IMPROVE YOUR BODY'S RECOVERY
Sleep helps you build up cells, recover from wounds and restore your body.