We live in a busy, bustling world, and people often work into the wee hours and forget the importance of a good, quality night sleep. We believe that accomplishing one more task is more important than getting that extra half an hour of sleep. While doing this once in a blue moon isn’t a horrible thing, consistently not getting enough sleep can be damaging to your health for a number of reasons.
- You are less emotional
Many people claim that they are feel more emotional or angry when they have a healthy amount of sleep. It goes deeper than just being grumpy the next day. People who don’t sleep well have a higher chance of suffering from depression and anxiety. Sleep helps your body process emotions, specifically the dream sleep.
- Your immune system will thank you
You need sleep so your immune system can function correctly. If you have adequate sleep, your system functions at the rate it should. Also, if you are going to get vaccines soon, it is really important to get enough sleep. Your response to vaccines can be lessened if sleep deprived. Those who sleep well have a smaller chance of catching colds and the flu.
- Your skin will radiate
Beauty and sleep anytime share a possible argument. There is reason people call sleep “beauty sleep.” Sleep helps to increase your body’s cell production. During sleep, your body helps to repair any damage done to the skin throughout the day. Plus, you have a higher chance of those under the eye circles and bags when you are sleep deprived.
- Blood sugar is stabilized
Those who are sleep deprived frequently have a higher chance of diabetes. Sleep deprivation can lead to insulin resistance. It is vital to get enough sleep, especially if you are borderline diabetic or have a higher risk of diabetes.
- The chance of heart attack lessens
People with insomnia have a higher percentage of heart attacks. This is a scary thing! It is believed that the risk is higher because sleep is needed to regulate blood pressure and hormonal changes.
- Your brain works better
Sometimes, your brain can feel as if it is in a fog when you don’t get enough sleep. Everyone knows that there are different levels of sleep. Each level benefits your brain in different ways. If you are trying to learn something or have a test coming up, your brain needs to work at full capacity, and that means well rested.
- Increase your energy level
Do you feel sluggish all day? Is it hard to get out of bed in the morning? This could be due to the fact that you aren’t getting enough sleep each night. Sleep helps your hormones and metabolism balance. When you aren’t tired, you have a better chance of having a healthy breakfast and getting a good start to your day.
- Your marriage will thank you
When you don’t get good sleep, you are more irritable and emotional (look at reason number 1). This can cause unneeded stress on your marriage. Married couples also have issues like snoring and different preferences in mattresses. Make sure to shop together to find a mattress you both love.
- Have a better sex life
Increasing your sex life goes a long way to increase your happiness in your marriage, but it is also great for your help. Quality sleep increases your libido. If men don’t sleep enough, their testosterone levels can decrease. 26% of people say that their sex lives tend to suffer because they’re just too tired.
- You’ll have less pain
People who have chronic pain need to get more sleep. Sleep helps your build ache less. It is considered a pain medication.