The Benefits of a Proper Night’s Sleep

Sleep is the golden chain that ties health and our bodies together — Thomas Dekker

Work, exercise, family, friends, fun! We all lead busy lives and from time to time we have trouble balancing everything. However, sleep is one aspect of our lives that we cannot afford to compromise. Below, you will find short and long-term benefits of a good night’s sleep

1. Health and Immunity

Not only will the recommended 8–9 hours of sleep help to prepare your immune system to fight off unwanted bugs, but a good night’s sleep will aid you in maintaining long-term health as well. Obtaining the proper amount of sleep on a regular basis has been shown to help prevent heart disease, diabetes, obesity, and other health conditions.

2. Productivity

A full night’s sleep will help you feel more awake during the day which, in turn, will lead to productivity. Furthermore, a proper night’s sleep has the ability to improve functions of your memory which will, no doubt, lead to more productive work days!

3. Better Moods and Relationships

Consistently sleeping for 8–9 hours a night will allow you to be more patient and understanding during the day. It has been proven that fatigue leads to irritability and moodiness. Getting the ideal amount of sleep will help you to be your best self and will allow your relationships to flourish and grow to their full potential.

4. Healthier Diet and Weight Loss

It’s quite simple, the more sleep you get, the more energy you will have to workout! Having the proper energy to exercise is essential for both motivation and exercising with the proper technique. Additionally, when you lose out on sleep, the level of leptin — an appetite suppressing hormone — in your body drops, creating a greater feeling of hunger throughout the day.

5. Beauty

Beauty sleep is no myth! Getting the proper amount of sleep each night will help to reduce those puffy under eye bags and will give you a healthy glow!

In order to maintain a healthy standard of living, it is essential to get a full 8–9 hours of sleep each night. Although naps are helpful, they don’t have the ability to help your body recover and rejuvenate the way a good night’s sleep does. With this in mind, make sure you are making time to get 8–9 hours of sleep every night!

A good night’s sleep doesn’t simply make you feel rested, but it prepares you for the rest of the day ahead!