How Sleep Is Essential To Your Health
Have you ever told yourself, when you’ve stayed up late for work or whatever, that you’d make up the lost sleep on the weekend?
Well, you and the rest of the world might be surprised to learn that there is no such thing as making up sleep. In fact, recent research suggests that a lack of sleep might be more detrimental to your health than smoking! These studies demonstrate the importance of getting enough zzz’s, especially when it comes to brain health. So what exactly does sleep do for our overall well-being? Check out this list to learn how getting the right amount of shut-eye can be a crucial component of physical functioning.
Boost your mood
Your body may be relatively inert while you get a good night's rest, but your brain uses the time to do all sorts of housekeeping to maintain top-quality mental performance and concentration. Waste products are cleaned out, the events of the day are stored, memories and chronologies are preserved, and “sleep paralysis” prevents you from rising from your bed to act out your dreams (which, let’s face it, if you’re anything like us, can be quite bizarre). Studies suggest that not getting enough sleep may also lead to Alzheimer's or other forms of dementia.
Oversleeping can make you feel fuzzy and groggy, but undersleeping can be a mood killer. Diminished energy levels following a night of scant shut-eye interfere with concentration and performance. Sleep deprivation has also been linked to an increased risk of depression and anxiety. An accumulation of sleepless nights can make you irritable, cranky, and unable to connect with other people who might be able to help you relieve tension.
Insufficient, irregular sleep patterns are linked to a number of cardiovascular risks, including obesity, high blood pressure, diabetes, and coronary artery disease. While you sleep your heart rate and blood pressure are slowed, but poor sleep patterns activate certain chemicals that prevent this slowing down. Lack of sleep contributes to Type 2 diabetes and weight gain, as well, by decreasing the amount of insulin released in the body and increasing appetite, particularly a craving for carbs. A vicious cycle is established and your heart is the organ that takes the worst hit.
In general, exercising regularly makes it easier to fall asleep and contributes to sounder sleep.
better skin and faster metabolism
Your Immune System
While you are in dreamland your body is building its immune system and fighting off potential harm. During sleep your body produces cytokines, a hormone that fights off inflammation and infections. When you do not get the recommended 7 hours a night, you shortchange your immune system. Try to make up the lost snooze time with one or two 30-minute naps. This has been shown to decrease stress levels and limit the harm caused by missing sleep. Similarly, when you are under the weather, getting plenty of rest one of the best things you can do to bring yourself back to good health.
When you don't get enough shut eye this can wreak havoc on your hormones and negatively affect your metabolism. If you’re having trouble losing weight, getting your sleep schedule on track can be an important step. People who are sleep-deprived suffer with consequent increases in appetite, particularly for carbs, and a reduction in satiety. Lack of sleep also prevents cortisol from dropping down to an early evening level that is a prelude to a regular bedtime. Elevated cortisol levels have been linked to the development of insulin resistance. Developing a regular sleep routine of at least 7 hours a night is a healthy first step toward your diet and fitness goals.
It's very obvious when someone is tired--you can see the dull skin and puffy eyes right away. While you sleep, your skin is busy repairing itself. Collagen creation reduces wrinkling, blood flow brightens your natural color and keeps eye baggage away, your hair looks better and you look happier because fatigue isn’t causing your mouth to droop. Quality snoozing can even help with overall skin health, and guarantees a glowing complexion in the A.M..
Most healthy adults need about 7 to 9 hours of sleep to allow our body's to recover and replenish itself.
Collagen, melatonin & sleep
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It may look like you’re not doing anything while you are sleeping, but your insides do their best work on the night shift. Sleep is the crucial time when your body repairs the previous day’s damage and prepares you for the next day, restoring and optimizing brain and body functions. Not getting enough of it can lead to potentially serious mental and physical health issues. Everybody needs a different amount of sleep but doctors suggest that 7 to 9 hours is ideal for most adults. Getting your health on track can start with a consistent schedule of sleep (and a cute pair of pajamas won’t hurt!).