Sleep benefits are the value that good sleeping habits adds to one’s life.
And there are an handful of these sleep benefits.
Since knowledge is power, it is important that it is shared.
The first sleep benefit on this post would be.
1. Memory Consolidation
Among the sleep benefits on this post, this particular is my favorite. Because I know how to utilise it a lot.
Sleep improves memory. Whatever we are trying to learn is perfected when we sleep.
In other words sleeping is part of the learnng process.
“If you are trying to learn something, whether it’s physical or mental, you learn it to a certain point with practice,” says Dr. Rapoport, who is an associate professor at NYU Langone Medical Center. “But something happens while you sleep that makes you learn it better.”
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It would help you with better cognition for both adults and kids, which means better grades as well.
2. Contains Inflammation
According to medical reports people who get less (six or fewer hours a night) have higher blood levels of inflammatory proteins than those who get more.
And as you might already know inflammation is linked to heart disease, stroke, diabetes, arthritis, and premature aging.
Thus getting enough quality sleep can help you curb the terrible effects of inflammation.
3. Healthy Weight
Sleeping can help you get that perfect shape or rather help you with your weight loss plans.
“Sleep and metabolism are controlled by the same sectors of the brain,” Dr. Rapoport says. “When you are sleepy, certain hormones go up in your blood, and those same hormones drive appetite.”
4. Better Sex
Sleeping Increases testosterone in both men and women which is known as the male hormone and is responsible for a man’s sexual drive.
5. Muscle Gain
When we are asleep we give our body the chance to heal itself. During this period the body is able repair worn out tissues and cells.
It is also known to release growth hormones and testosterone.
According to a study lack of sleep is linked to muscle atrophy.
Thus sleeping would help you with muscle recovery as well as gains.
6. Reduce Your Chances Of Getting Diabetes
Sleeping for the right amount of time can help reduce your chances of getting Type 2 Diabetes.
It doesn’t matter if you are overweight or not, lack of proper sleep cycle can lead to diabetes.
Looking for an healthier skin? Then take your nap seriously.
A study published in Clinical and Experimental Dermatology found that “good sleepers” recovered better after ultraviolet light exposure, and their skin also recovered more quickly after having tape stripped off of it. They also showed fewer signs of aging.
In case your are still not bought, then hear this.
According to a study poor sleep, depression, anxiety, and chronic skin problems all go together.
8. Prevent Headaches And Migraines
According to this study lack of quality sleep is uniquely linked with episodic migraine.
In general people with poorer sleeping habits are more likely to suffer from migraines.
The longer we stay awake the more tired we will become and as a result the more tired our eyes.
Lack of proper sleep can lead to vision errors that has been known to involve tunnel vision, seeing double and hallucinations.
10. Immunity To Cold
Lack of proper sleep before being exposed to a virus makes you more vulnerable because poor sleep is equals to a poor immune system.
According to this research when a group of 153 people was exposed to the common cold, those who had been sleeping less than 7 hours a night were almost three times more likely to catch the virus.
11. Limits Negativity
How much sleep we are having in our life’s can affect our emotions as well.
A study that was published by an Israeli research team showed that sleep deprivation amplifies negative emotions caused by small things like interruptions.
12. Less Pain
A proper sleep cycle can help you cope with pain.
The lack of which can make you more sensitive and thus suffer more.
Good sleep can have the effect of a low level pain medication.
13. Less Heart Problems
Do you know that sleeping less than 5 hours a night exposes you to a 45% increased risk for heart attacks?
When we don’t sleep enough, we are actually having disrupted circadian cycles.
According to researchers there is an association between night or shift workers and colon and breast cancers.
They are more likely to suffer from these cancers because of the nature of their job which allows for sleep deprivation.
Having the right amount of sleep would help you stay focus both at home and at work.
It would also make you more alert, thus a better driver.
And lastly it would help you reduce accidental mistakes.
I believe that with these numbers of sleep benefit you just might be a little more concern with the hours you are logging at night.
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