The Benefits Of Getting A Full Night's Sleep
In many of our previous blogs, we talk about the benefits of blackout blinds with one of those benefits being better sleep. Unfortunately, the COVID-19 crisis is turning many of us into night owls. We lack goals during lockdown and that can make for a bad night’s sleep regardless of your window coverings. But did you know that of all of the things we do for our bodies, sleep is one of the most important? Getting a good night’s sleep offers a wide range of health benefits that can affect us physically, mentally, and emotionally.
With that being said, we are going to take a look at some of the many benefits of getting enough quality sleep. Let’s get started:
Sleep Can Boost Your Immune System- now more than ever, a healthy immune system is important. Quality sleep, including REM and deep sleep stages, can actually boost your immune system, helping you avoid disease.
Sleep Can Help Prevent Weight Gain- while sleep won’t help you lose a lot of weight, it will help prevent excessive weight gain in adults. If you don’t get enough sleep, your body produces ghrelin, a hormone that boosts appetite, and decreases the production of leptin, a hormone that tells you you’re full. This can lead to late night snacking and additional calories that your body doesn’t need.
Sleep Can Strengthen Your Heart- not enough quality sleep can lead to heart problems because your body will begin to release cortisol, a stress hormone that triggers your heart to work harder.
Better Sleep = Better Mood- getting a good night’s sleep can help improve your mood which can lead to healthier, happier relationships with those around you.
Sleeping Can Increase Productivity- getting a good night’s sleep can increase your productivity levels making you a Rockstar at the office or in the gym. Sleep has been linked to improved concentration and higher cognitive function.
Sleep Can Increase Exercise Performance- and speaking of being more productive in the gym, sleep has been proven to increase your exercise performance by more than 50%. Sleep recovery can improve hand-eye coordination, reaction time, and muscle recovery.
Sleep Improves Memory- by giving your body the sleep it needs you will increase your brain’s ability to perform and remember important facts.
As you can see, getting quality sleep, either at night, or during the day with blackout blinds, can affect every aspect of your overall physical and mental health.
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