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5 Reasons Why You Shouldn't Skip Your Beauty Sleep

graphicstock-man-sleeping-on-bed-focus-on-clock-which-on-nightstand-near-the-bed_rds3B682eA good night’s sleep is a main support of health. Adults are recommended 7 to 8 hours of sleep per night, meaning a good night’s sleep not tossing and turning all night. Good sleep doesn’t just make you feel better for the day ahead but truly has health benefits that lie beyond the surface. It’s time to be informed as to why you can cancel your plans to get a good night’s rest and not feel bad about it.

Sleep Improves Weight Loss and Productivity

While you may think you need to skip you sleep to finish all your daily projects. You might be wrong. Studies show that people who get more sleep are more productive. If you get a good night’s sleep, you won’t feel as pressured to hurry to bed the next night. Getting less sleep and dragging the next day causes you to feel sluggish, want to do the bare minimum, and often times, skip that workout for the day and eat a fast meal to hurry to bed. Doing this repeatedly can cause weight gain. And good sleep helps balance the hormones that regulate appetite, allowing you to not feel hungry all the time.

IMG_6273Sleep Lowers Risk of Heart Disease

A good night sleeps has positive effects on heart health as well as lowers the risk of stroke. Sleep helps release stress improving health. Plus, when you sleep your heart rate and blood pressure lowers, so not enough sleep can inhibit this from happening. Keeping you heart at a constant high, this raises your risk for heart issues to develop.

Sleep Improves Your Immune System

Everyone has been told to rest when you’re sick but can sleeping improve your immune system even before you’re sick? The answer is yes. There are certain proteins in your body that fight sickness, these proteins are promoted during sleep allowing your body to fight unwanted viruses. Lack of sleep weakens these proteins leaving you defenseless against viruses and the common cold.

Sleep Effects Emotions and Your Social Life

graphicstock-picture-of-young-laughing-two-women-friends-sitting-in-cafe-and-reading-book-while-holding-phone_rJMtvKOAagWake up on the wrong side of the bed because of lack of sleep? We have all been there but don’t let long term sleep deprivation get in the way of your life. Lack of sleep causes irritability, anger, more stress, and in severe cases even depression. All these moods can inhibit your social life and work.

Sleep is Just Good

Last but not least, a good night’s sleep just makes you feel good. It starts your day off right and puts your best foot forward. Don’t let daily activities and worries cause you to miss out on your much-needed sleep. Get those 7 to 8 hours of sleep a day, because you earned it.

If you struggle with getting a good night’s sleep, try these five tips:

  1. Turn off electronic devices and the television 2 hours before bedtime
  2. Set a consistent routine of going to bed and waking up at the same time each day
  3. Block external light from your room – try black out curtains
  4. Make you bedroom cooler
  5. Don’t eat too late and stay away from alcohol and caffeinated drinks

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