Below are some reasons why you should always have enough sleep.
Keeps your heart healthy: “Lack of sleep has been associated with increased blood pressure and cholesterol levels, both of which have been closely related to heart problems, you can keep your heart healthy by having seven to nine hours of sleep each day”.
Makes one more active: “A good night’s sleep will make you feel more active and alert on the following day, energy levels are higher, mental awareness is acute and you are likely to smile more when you have had a good night’s sleep”.
Helps your body replenish: “Sleep is the time when your body repairs all the damage done by stress, sun rays and other harmful exposures because during sleep, your cells produce more protein which is used in repairing damaged cells, muscle injuries also heal faster during sleep”.
Reduces stress: “When your body lacks sleep it enters into a state of stress and body functions get into high alert, the blood pressure increases, causing the production of stress hormones”.
Can help you lose weight: “Researchers have proved that people who sleep for less than seven hours each day are more likely to be obese or overweight, lack of sleep affects the production of hormones like ghrelin and leptin which help in regulating your appetite”.
Remember, your body needs rest to rejuvenate, so consider the effects lack of sleep can have on your body the next time you decide to compromise on your sleep.