How much rest do I require?
Most adults require 7 or more hours of good-quality sleep every night on a regular basis.
It’s not just about the number of hours of sleep you get. It’s also critical to get good-quality sleep on a regular basis so that you wake up feeling rested.
Consult your doctor if you’re having difficulties sleeping or if you’re still weary after sleeping.
Your Immune System Can Be Boosted By Sleep
When your body gets the rest it need, your immune cells and proteins are better able to fight off whatever is thrown at them, such as colds or the flu. And, according to the American Academy of Sleep Medicine’s well-rested sleep experts, getting enough sleep can help immunizations work better, which is obviously a positive.
Getting a Good Night’s Sleep Can Help You Avoid Gaining Weight
Sleeping for eight hours won’t make you lose weight on its own, but it will keep you from gaining weight. When you don’t get enough sleep, your body creates ghrelin, an appetite-stimulating hormone. In addition, your body produces less leptin, a hormone that signals you when you’re full. Put them both together, and you’ve got yourself a hazardous late-night nibbling combo, my buddy. Furthermore, if you don’t get enough sleep, you’ll get more agitated and lack the energy to fight off junk food cravings. Just thinking about it makes us tired.
Your Heart Can Be Strengthened Through Sleep
Sleep deprivation can lead to heart problems such as high blood pressure or heart attacks. Because lack of sleep causes your body to release cortisol, a stress hormone that causes your heart to work harder, it’s important to get enough sleep. Your heart, like your immune system, need rest in order to perform well. Another reason to “love” sleeping.
A better night’s sleep equals a better mood.
The old adage “getting up on the right side of the bed” holds some validity. Sleeping can contribute to pleasant moods, regardless of which side of the bed you roll out of. And it makes perfect sense. If you sleep well, you will feel refreshed when you wake up. Your energy levels will surge if you get enough sleep. Life’s tiny challenges will not upset you as much when your energy is high. You’re not as angry when you’re not annoyed. You are happy if you are not furious. So, get a good night’s sleep and everyone around you will appreciate you.
Hope it helps!