Have you ever got up in the morning thinking you didn’t sleep well at night? How did your day go? Well, if you feel lethargic and cranky after a sleepless night, you can imagine that the opposite will happen if you do sleep well. Additionally, getting a good night’s sleep can provide loads of long-term health benefits.
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- Improved brain function: getting adequate quality sleep is vital for keeping our brains at optimal functioning. Sleep deprived individuals may experience impaired brain function ranging from memory lapses and difficulty in focusing to delayed cognition and social processing and complex problem solving. When you’re sleep deprived you’re unable to concentrate, and it could hamper learning. While you sleep, your memory is consolidated and registered in your brain, making the process of learning new things easy.
- Physical health: Sleep is equally important for ensuring that your body functions properly. Proper sleep helps regulate your blood glucose levels, reduces stress and thereby boosts heart health, and also enhances your immune system. A person who’s had a good night’s sleep is able to be energetic and function effectively through the day, and be more productive at work.
- Mental Health: When you get sufficient sleep, you’re likely to wake up in the morning feeling energetic and enthusiastic rather than grouchy. You won’t feel stressed – rather, you feel ready to take on the challenges of a new day. Lack of sleep can leave you feeling mentally exhausted; but a good night’s sleep can make your tension disappear.
- Good skin: Surprising as it may sound, it’s true! The old adage of getting your beauty sleep does have some substance! This is because when you are in deep sleep, your body produces the growth hormone, which is the body’s natural anti-aging weapon. Skin is rejuvenated and nourished, and repaired from within as you sleep. So don’t skimp on your beauty sleep.
- Weight management: The lesser you sleep, the more you are likely to weigh; you are likely to be more prone to obesity and resultant health complications. This is because when you’re sleep deprived, your body produces more of the hormone ghrelin, which triggers hunger – and you tend to eat more. When you’re sleeping, the body has higher levels of leptin – the satiety hormone. This makes you less hungry or not hungry at all.
If you have difficulty falling asleep, make sure you develop healthy sleep habits; meditate, or use some other method to wind down after your busy day. Take a pure organic Ashwagandha supplement to reduce stress and anxiety, and calm down at the end of the day; listening to soothing music can also help.
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