Here at Sparta Consulting Group, we love to sleep just as much as the next person. But sometimes, getting the full 7-8 hours that adults need can take a backseat to juggling the demands of our work and personal lives.
It turns out that the advantages of getting a good night’s rest go far beyond simply helping you feel refreshed and awake. Read on to learn about 6 of the beautiful benefits of sleeping.
1. Improves your memory
As you sleep, your brain processes the memories you’ve collected during the day. When you don’t get enough sleep, the memories aren’t properly stored and sometimes can even be lost. Studies have also shown a correlation between sleep and improved short-term memory.
2. Makes you happier
It’s no secret that getting a bad night of sleep can ruin your day. Exhaustion can create an imbalance in your ability to regulate your emotions. If you’re well-rested, you’re much more likely to be in a good mood.
3. Makes you more focused and productive
You may have noticed that you have trouble concentrating when you’re groggy. You might even react slower to your environment. This is because sleep deprivation disrupts your cognition and attention span. A full night of sleep allows you to recharge both physically and mentally, preparing you for the day ahead!
5. Helps you stay fit
Believe it or not, sleep can help you achieve your fitness goals. As you sleep, your body heals any damage done to your cells and tissues. This healing process is crucial for muscle-building. The more sleep you get, the easier it is to build muscle. Sleep can also help you control your weight. A hormone called leptin is responsible for making you feel full. Your leptin levels drop when you don’t get sufficient rest, making you more likely to overeat and therefore gain weight.
6. Better health
People who get more sleep enjoy a host of general health benefits. They’re less likely to develop diabetes, have fewer heart problems, and stronger immune systems. Sleep also reduces migraines, chronic and acute pain, and contributes to the health of your skin and eyes.
Well, we’re definitely going to bed early tonight, how about you?