Regular Sleep is an important part of your daily life. Adequate sleep is required to maintain optimal health and well-being. Sleep is as important as regular exercise and a balanced diet. It is one of the pillars of your health. Getting regular and optimal sleep every day has its own benefits.
World Sleep Day is celebrated on March 19, 2021. The slogan for this year is ‘regular sleep, healthy future’.
Effects of lack of sleep on your health
Sleep deprivation alters your brain activity. It affects your performance and productivity. It is one of the risk factors for obesity. It leads you to eat more. The duration of sleep has many health risk factors. There is an increased risk of heart disease and stroke if you sleep less than 7 hours per night. There is also a heightened risk of diabetes and high blood pressure. Poor quality of sleep is also linked to depression and long-term body inflammation.
Why do you require a good and regular sleep?
Here are some of the reasons why good and regular sleep is important for you:
Sleep has a host of health benefits. It lowers the risk of heart disease and reduces inflammation. Good sleep helps the body fight off infection. As the body heals during sleep, you can have more energy, better coordination, and better overall health.
You can sharpen your brain’s ability to learn and preserve information by having a regular sleep. Sleep improves your concentration and lowers the feeling of burnout. It improves problem-solving skills and enhances memory.
Improves immune function
Regular sleep boosts your immune system. When you are asleep, your body takes time to rest and recover. It heals the damaged cells and helps to recover, thereby rebooting your body.
Sleeping disorders such as insomnia and obstructive sleep apnea cause depression. It is estimated that 90% of people with depression complain about sleep quality. Thus getting a good night’s sleep can be an important part of your plan to manage depression.
Lower weight gain
People with sleep deprivation tend to eat more, which leads to obesity. A good sleep calms down your body and helps a person to consume fewer calories.
You can be emotionally intelligent
Adequate sleep will lead to improved mood and healthier emotional well-being. It is the key to build emotional intelligence. It helps us manage our emotions, builds empathy, and sparks creativity.
Tips to have better and regular sleep
- Have a comfortable bed and cool room
- Reduce caffeine intake after 5 PM
- Take a walk after your dinner
- Avoid taking an afternoon nap if you have trouble sleeping at night.
- Finish your daily chores and dinner by 8 PM
- Avoid binge-watching TV/videos.
- Avoid fights and arguments with anyone before bedtime — makeup with them before going to sleep.
Sleep is often neglected as a part of our routine. It is an important component of your overall health and well-being. It enables the body to repair and be fit and be ready for the next day.
Sleep regularly and have a healthy future.
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