What Are The Health Benefits Of Good Sleep?
You know that amazing feeling you have after you have had a good night's sleep? Your mind is clearer, you have an optimistic mood, bright eyes and you feel like you can tackle the day ahead with a positive outlook! As with eating well, good sleep is a staple of optimal health.
It is important to understand these health benefits to deepen the appreciation of what many of us take for granted; a healthy night's sleep. Sleep researchers at Harvard University have discovered the many ways in which sleep is vital to learning and memory and how a lack of sleep impacts our health, safety and longevity.
Findings support the benefits gained from quality sleep assist in living a happier and healthier life. And while there are no conclusive theories as to why we spend a third of our lives sleeping, it is clear that consistent, quality sleep is the key to a healthy life.
Sleep has countless health benefits, including: weight management, improving memory, curbing inflammation, spurring creativity, improving athletic ability, and even warding off depression.
And did you know the body burns more calories sleeping than watching television? Maintaining a healthy weight is an important part of a healthy lifestyle, and the good news is sleep is an essential part of this! Getting plenty of sleep is integral in maintaining a balanced metabolism. Lack of sleep drastically decreases metabolic processes within the body and the harmful result of this is weight gain. Making sure you get plenty of sleep will assist you in staying within a healthy weight range and decrease the likelihood of disease caused by obesity and inflammation.
Do you remember that old saying sleeping on a problem? It certainly rings true with study after study proving that after a good sleep the ability to process and solve complex problems and perform tasks increases by tenfold. So if you are burning the candle at both ends adamant on increasing productivity, you are doing more harm than good. The link between sleep and public safety has been a key area for sleep researchers at Harvard University, with studies showing that lack of sleep, or poor quality sleep may increase the risk of serious accidents and injury. In particular, lack of sleep seriously impacts perception and judgement and sometimes the effects can even be deadly, as seen with the incidents of drowsy driving fatalities.
Getting adequate sleep increases longevity. To have the energy to live a long and full life, you have to invest into healthy sleep. Without it, so many of your body processes will be operating below subpar. With all of this in mind, the importance of having optimal sleeping conditions and a top quality mattress are more important than ever before. In a world where we stay up late working, studying or having fun the effects of a lack of sleep create both short-and-long-term effects. Not getting enough sleep will exact its toll on the body and mental well-being and lead to a whole host of health problems including: obesity, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and even early mortality.
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