5 Reasons to Get a Good Night’s Sleep

One of the most important things in the world for busy parents, professionals, or anyone with a schedule is a good night sleep. We all deprive ourselves of sleep on a daily basis. We live in a busy world where school, events, meetings, deadlines, conference calls, webinars, and family responsibilities are at the top of our priority lists. Sleep, most often is the last thing on our ever growing to-do list. According to the National Sleep Foundation, many of us go without the proper amount of rest so often that we forget what it truly feels like to be fully rested. Some people need more than eight hours of sleep. To determine how much sleep you need it is important to examine your lifestyle factors. There are many benefits to prioritizing sleep.

Here are 5 reasons you should prioritize a good night’s sleep

Weight control

People who don’t get enough sleep have a much higher rate of obesity. In a 2005 study published in the Archives of Internal Medicine tested overweight participants and they were found people who were overweight sleep less than participants of normal weight. About.com’s Guide to sleeping disorders reports that poor sleep at age 30 months can predict obesity by the age of seven.

Protection against chronic disease

Study after study has shown that insufficient sleep can cause some serious health problems such as heart disease, heart attacks, and diabetes. A study performed by The University of California suggests that people average less than six hours of sleep each night and get an increased risk for inflammation. Inflammation can result in heart attack, stroke, diabetes and arthritis.

Reduce Stress

If you don’t get enough sleep, you’re missing a chance to take a break from your stress. Mental and emotional stress does weigh on our physical bodies. Getting the recommended amount of sleep on regular basis can help you manage day to day stress. You wouldn’t want to increase the amount of stress that you feel because you are sleep deprived.

Better memory

While we are asleep, our brains process and consolidate our memories from the day. Getting a proper amount of sleep will allow your memories to be processed and consolidated correctly. If you don’t get enough sleep, those memories may not get stored correctly, and memories can be lost.

Healthier skin

While you sleep your skin goes into repair mode. New skin cells grow and replace older ones. A lack of sleep can disrupt those processes. In addition, poor sleep can lead to increased stress hormones in the body and increase the severity of inflammatory skin such as acne or psoriasis. New skin cells make healthy changes in your skin.

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