There are so many benefits a good sleep at night can give to us—not just our bodies but our minds as well.
People seem to take their sleep at night lightly; if you are one of those then you just have to read this.
Benefits of a good night sleep:
1. YOU WOULD CONCENTRATE BETTER
The way you wake up from sleep go a long way in affecting your concentration level all day; if you wake up at the back of a good night sleep then you would have a swell day at work or school, but if you wake on the wrong side of the bed then your concentration level would be affected all day. A survey even found that a bad night sleep would leave you struggling all day.
2. LESS LIKELY TO SUFFER DEPRESSION
Depression is a mood killer, and the way you sleep can either make depression set in or chase it far away. Lack of proper sleep can cause tiredness, frustration and unnecessary feeling of bitterness, anger, and irritation. A survey found that nearly two-thirds of people blame their lack of sleep anytime they feel irritable.
3. BETTER IMMUNE SYSTEM
A better immune system means you are less likely to fall ill. A lack of sleep can suppress your immune system, which would make you vulnerable to all manners of infections.
4. BETTER SEX LIFE
People usually complain of how poor their sex life is; how can you have a good sex life when you can’t have a proper night sleep? Research upon research has proven that a lack of proper sleep would affect your sex life.
5. YOUR BRAIN WOULD BECOME SHARPER
Sleep even goes a long way in affecting our brain. During deep sleep, the brain goes through our impressions of the day in a process vital to memory formation. Also, your mind which is surprisingly busy while you sleep can practice new skills learned during the day. So, for better memory, you need a better sleep.
6. A GOOD NIGHT SLEEP WOULD MAKE YOU HAPPIER
A poor sleep would leave you receptive to negative emotions while a good night sleep would leave you feeling upbeat and energetic.
7. ENHANCES CREATIVITY
In addition to making your brain sharper as regards memory storage, a good night sleep would also leave you in a more creative state. Your brain appears to reorganize and restructure those memories while you sleep, and this can, in turn, lead to creativity.
8. A HEALTHIER HEART
Who doesn’t need a healthy heart? In the long run, good night sleep can have health benefits on the heart compared to poor sleep. Research has discovered that people who regularly get less than six hours sleep a night could be at greater risk of heart attack or stroke.
Remember the saying ‘early to bed, early to rise’. Scientists say 7-8 hours of sleep is the most appropriate, and over-sleeping is just as bad as not sleeping well.