Why Sleeping is Important?
We spend about a third of our lives sleeping, so it’s no surprise that it can be such an important factor in our health. In fact, lack of sleep is not just uncomfortable; it’s dangerous. Lack of quality sleep can lead to many other issues, from depression and weight gain to accidents at work. The key here is to catch up on sleep when you can – whether that means taking a nap during the day or going to bed early at night.
Sleep is your body’s way of repairing itself from the wear and tear of the day. It removes cortisol (a stress hormone), which will otherwise remain in your system for days if you don’t get enough sleep. Sleep also stimulates the production of growth hormone, which repairs proteins that have been damaged by stress and are therefore essential for maintaining muscle strength. A lack of sleep will affect your mood, often leading to depression or a bad temper. People are more likely to suffer from burnout, moodiness, and depression when they don’t get enough sleep. Sleep is also important for recovery after an injury or illness, since the body needs sleep to heal itself.
Finally, achieving a good night’s sleep increases your physical performance and alertness throughout the day.
Benefits of sleep also include:
-Improved memory and concentration
-Reduction in stress levels
-A decreased chance for injury at work or on the road
-Increased protection against depression
-Improved immune system health
-Less risk for obesity and diabetes (from increased growth hormone production)
How to get good quality sleep each night?
To get good quality sleep each night and wake up feeling refreshed and rejuvenated every morning; try implementing these four steps: Cut back on coffee after lunchtime (or drink decaffeinated), avoid alcohol before nighttime—especially if it’s been a long day at work—take a “power nap” in the afternoon when you feel yourself struggling to stay awake and set up a regular bedtime routine with enough time before lights out.
You may also want to invest in silk pillowcases because they have superior skin protection against the harshness of cotton used on most white sheets, which can irritate even the most sensitive skin. For an extra benefit, opt for a hypoallergenic one to reduce your sensitivity and cut down on any allergic reactions or rashes you might have.
-Lastly, quit watching TV in bed! Why? It has been linked to poor sleep quality because instead of relaxing you, it makes your mind wander, which is the opposite of what you want right before bed. For this reason, make your bedroom as dark and relaxing as possible by using blackout curtains or window tinting so that it helps indicate to your body that it’s time to drop off into a peaceful slumber.
Benefits of darkness include:
-Makes you feel sleepy by regulating melatonin cycles
-Helps you fall asleep faster
-Helps you sleep longer since the body feels relaxed in the dark environment, making it easier for your mind to slow down and finally rest.
Sleep is vital to a person’s overall health and well-being. Sleep enables the body with time for repair, recouping from another day of activity, as well as preventing disease or illness.