Health: Importance and Benefits of Good Sleep
Bhubaneswar: Sleep is much more than rest because the quality of your sleep directly impacts the quality of your life. According to a study by University of Chicago, lack of good sleep can lead to slower metabolism and rapid weight gain. Similarly, it has been proven that there is a strong correlation between lack of sleep over time and diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, and even premature death. Sleep provides your mind and body with a power boost. It gives you a fresh start to every day. More specifically, sleep has multifarious positive impact on your health and well-being.
Here are a few health benefits of good sleep-
- Stress reduction:
Studies have proven that sleeping reduces stress hormones. Sleep will relieve you of your stress, tensions and provide mental peace. So, take a break each day from the stresses, find a quiet, comfortable spot and take a nap.
- Feel Happier:
Lack of sleep and depression go hand in hand. Daily exhaustion takes a toll on your mental faculties, and you can begin to emotionally spiral. One often feels irritated and grumpy due to lack of sleep. When you get the rest you need and deserve, you simply feel better and happier each day of our lives.
- More Focus:
Rest and relaxation are a must for everyone. People tend to be more imaginative after a good night’s sleep and the same holds true for a mid-afternoon power nap. Good sleep promotes cognitive rejuvenation that allows you to be more present in your life.
- Reduced Risk of Heart Diseases:
Scientific studies have proven that those who take a daily nap of 7-9 hours have 40% less risk of developing heart diseases and ailments.
- Improved Health:
A good sleep pattern promotes physical well-being and good health. A Harvard medical study has proven that people who sleep less than seven hours on average per night were three times as likely to get sick as those who averaged at least eight hours.