We take sleep very seriously at Pallet Beds, for pretty obvious reasons. Sleeping is an important activity in everyone’s daily routine, alongside eating a balanced diet and exercise. Getting at least the recommended eight hours of sleeping helps keep yourself sane and your body working in the right conditions; otherwise, the repercussions for your health will be noticeable.
Why is it so essential to sleep correctly?
Through their research, several doctors, scientists, and researchers have shown the advantages of resting well to your physical, mental, and emotional health:
- Productivity and concentration: sufficient sleep improves your efficiency during your activities at work, home, or even studying. This is thanks to the positive effects on brain functions, including cognition, concentration, productivity, and performance.
- Organism and health: the right amount of sleep helps your bodies cure damaged cells, flush out toxins, improve your immune system, reenergize the cardiovascular system, and more. Also, doctors recommend resting properly to prevent certain common diseases from spreading and affecting us, such as flu or fever.
- Physical productivity: the right amount of sleep contributes to having more energy, your speed increases, the coordination and reflexes improve, and so on.
- Weight: The sleeping process controls the hormones that affect your appetite and reduces the cravings for high-calorie foods.
- A better mood: when you sleep well, you feel rested, and being in that way helps your levels of energy to recover, and when you are full of energy, doing your daily tasks will not be a nuisance. Also, your stress decreases, and you treat people nicely when you rest correctly.
What would happen if you don’t sleep well?
A good night’s sleep offers so many benefits to waking life, but on the other hand, there are severe consequences for missing even a few hours of sleep:
- Some studies have proved that lack of sleep makes people defenseless to attention lapses, reduces cognition, slows down your reflexes, and disturbs your mood.
- A lack of sleep can induce chronic sleep deprivation- meaning when you try to avoid sleeping, your brain and body are not aware of the deficiencies in your actions. This leads to every-day tasks like getting out of bed, sending emails, and more feel insurmountable.
- Sleep deprivation can affect your ability to remember things. Disturbed sleep affects some functions, like short-term memory, to a similar degree as alcohol intoxication.
- Missing out on sleep negatively impacts your social and emotional intelligence. When you’re overly tired, you can miss critical social cues because your brain is too tired to process emotional information.
- Your eating routine can be deeply affected by your sleep. If you are chronically sleep-deprived, it can lead to eating unhealthy food and reducing your ability to regulate food intake correctly.
Sometimes just being aware of how a lack of sleep can impact your waking life can help you to start making adjustments to get the restorative sleep you need. Stay tuned because next week when we delve into some of the best sleeping habits you can cultivate to get your sleep back on track.
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