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7 Health Benefits to Getting a Good Night's Rest

Getting enough sleep provides a slew of health advantages. As scientists have gotten a better understanding of the importance of sleep, they have discovered more and more. When you haven't had enough sleep, you know it doesn't feel good. However, you may be unaware of the magnitude of the influence.

This section feature goes deeper into these findings and discuss particular ways in which we can all benefit from sleep.

1. Healthier Heart

While you’re sleeping, your blood pressure falls and gives your heart a chance to rest. It also allows your blood pressure to regulate. When you cut that time short, your blood pressure stays higher longer during each 24-hour period.

2. Weight Control

When you’re sleep-deprived, it affects the hormones in your brain that regulate appetite. Lack of sleep not only knocks your appetite hormones out of balance, causing you to eat more, but you also have less motivation to get moving. It’s a recipe for weight gain.

3. Improved Athletic Ability

A good night’s rest sets you up for your best performance. Not getting enough sleep robs your body of energy and adequate time for muscle repair. Not to mention, it zaps your motivation to keep on going, whether you’re crossing the Finish Line or increasing the incline on a treadmill.

4. Sharper Brain Function

When you don’t get a good night’s rest, it interferes with brain function, including concentration and productivity. It’s more difficult to focus when you’re tired and commit new information to memory.

5. Better Mood

While you sleep, your brain processes your emotions. Adequate sleep allows you to hit the reset button, be more positive and be better prepared to meet the day’s challenges.

6. Balanced Blood Sugar

During your deepest sleep, your blood glucose levels drop. Without your body’s time to rest and reset, it will have a harder time responding to your cells’ needs and blood sugar level.

7. Immune Boost

Chronic lack of sleep can actually change the way your immune system works and affect your body’s fighting power. Therefore, your cells may not react to harmful bacteria and viruses as quickly, causing you to get sick more often.

Thanks for reading!

Renee VanHeel

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