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The Importance Of Sleep In Your Life

By Josephine Collen

Sleep is one of the very last thing that will comes to mind when they think of a healthy lifestyle, this is no accident as many feel that sleeping is a waste of time because they could have done something else with the time. What they forgot about sleep is that it actually has all the benefits that can keep you going, not to mention that a lack of sleep can usually leave you feeling unhappy and tired throughout the day.

If the above reasons are not strong enough for you to want more sleep tonight, then this article will shed light in how a lack of sleep can affect you both physically and mentally in more than just one ways.

Firstly when you sleep, your heart rate goes down, this is important especially for those with high blood pressure and high cholesterol, as not enough rest and repair to our heart can escalate their illnesses. If you work your heart harder and longer than it is intended, it will eventually break down.

Other than just the heart, sleeping also helps repair your body and help maintain your body function as it promotes hormones that are essential to your immune system. The immune system is responsible for your well being and act as defence against illness and disease, as such a lack of sleep will means that you are more likely to fall sick on a regular basis.

Research have also linked an increase in body weight with a lack of sleep, this is because when you sleep the hormones that regulates your appetite will be produce, as such if you do not have enough of it you will feel hungry all the time even though you are not. This will no doubt lead to overeating and gaining more weight in the process.

Your memories as well as your ability to retain new information will also be hampered by a lack of sleep; as such you ought to think of sleep as an opportunity for your brain to store date you’ve learnt throughout the day. Lack of sleep also will cause you to have a harder time remembering things.

So the next time you’re thinking that sleep is a waste of time, take a look at the benefits it can gives you, or the lack of it if you do not allocate enough time for sleeping. Getting enough sleep every night can also promote a healthier lifestyle and sleeping habits, which is often important in keeping you sane!

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Collen, Josephine "The Importance Of Sleep In Your Life." The Importance Of Sleep In Your Life. 3 Jul. 2010. 3 Aug 2014 <>.

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