Sleep’s importance goes way beyond just boosting your mood, banishing under-eye circles or making you feel good. Adequate sleep is a key part of a healthy lifestyle and can benefit your heart, weight, mind and more.
“Sleep is a golden chain that ties health and our body together”
Sleep can control stress levels, blood pressure and cholesterol levels that reduces the risk of heart disease. A good sleep helps us lose weight as during sleep, certain hormones drive appetite. If you’re trying to learn something new, whatever it is you’ll perform better after sleeping. For an athlete, a simple way to improve the performance is sleep.
“Sleep is just as important as diet and exercise”
Too much or too less sleep shortens one’s lifespan. 12% increase in risk of death is due to short sleep and 30% increase is due to a long sleep. This implies that there is an increased risk of death from anything other than seven or eight hours of sleep a night. One in five adults fail to get enough sleep. Lack of sleep causes significant functional impairment in school.
“As a well-spent day brings happy sleep, so a life well spent brings happy death.”
Sleep can facilitate insightful behavior and makes you more creative. Sleeplessness affects reaction time and decision making, causing more accidents. When you’re snoozing (which often occurs in a good sleep), the body repairs damaged tissue, produces crucial hormones and strengthens memories.
“If you are going to do something tonight, that you’ll be sorry for tomorrow morning, sleep late.”
Yes! Sleep is also a key to success.