Sleep is one of the most underrated things these days. People spend so much time working they neglect rest. Most adults need 7-9 hours of sleep every night. Not getting enough sleep can take a serious toll on your body-physically + mentally. In fact, most experts agree that a person will die after 30 days without sleeping.
Physically, not getting enough sleep can affect your performance + health. Risks for obesity, high blood pressure, heart attack, and diabetes are all increased in people who don’t get enough sleep. Slower reaction times, lack of concentration, fatigue, and forgetfulness are also common physical effects of sleep deprivation.
Mentally, lack of sleep can take a huge toll. Anxiety, lack of motivation, irritability, and mood swings are all side effects of sleep deprivation. Your mind needs sleep.
Sleep does good things. The body regenerates cells while a person is sleeping. It is also thought that a person’s brain retains information better with sleep. This is why many educators recommend going to sleep after studying instead of staying up to cram. When a person is sleeping, their body releases growth hormones. Even the nervous system needs sleep to function properly.
Aside from helping your body run properly, getting a good night sleep offers many benefits. Getting enough sleep improves memory + alertness. It can curb inflammation + strengthen a person immune system.
Don’t forget beauty sleep. Getting a good night’s sleep is important for you appearance, too. A full nights rest will help your skin create that glow that everyone envies.
Do you get enough sleep? Let me know in the comment section.