It is no secret that we all don’t always get a good nights sleep. However, it is NECESSARY that we do! Here are some tips and benefits to getting 8 hours of shut eye.
According to a poll done by the National
Sleep Foundation, 60 percent of women say they do not get a well rested sleep at night, with daily activities interrupting their slew patterns. We live in a society that is always on, on, on. If we are not doing something, we are seen as lazy. Yes, sitting around on the couch watching Netflix and facing an entire bag of potato chips would be considered lazy and useless, but it is of high importance to get a good 7-8 hours of sleep at night in order to be able to function.
Hit the Hay! We all have busy schedules no matter what our age. You have hundreds of emails you need to answer, loads of laundry need to be done, or have homework due the next day that hasn’t been done yet. Well, start making sleep a priority in your life. Try and get what you absolutely need to get done early in the day, or week, so that your can get in a good 8 hours of sleep. Try this: An hour before bed, type up a to-do list for the next day, then rip it, burn it and throw it away! Your can worry about your dirty laundry tomorrow.
BENEFITS OF MORE SLEEP
Chronic deprivation of sleep can cause high blood pressure and your immune system is compromised as well. Therefore, you become more susceptible to catching more viruses that come your way.
Your brain is constantly buzzing with activity even when your body shuts down. At this time, your brain is then sorting, absorbing and processing things throughout the day. Sleep is critical for memory, performance, and learning.
A recent study has found that there is a relationship between insufficient sleep and an inability to drop weight. Interrupted sleep interfere with the function of hormones that regulate how well the body burns fat.
Studies show that your brain replays sequences of events that have occurred. Such as playing an instrument, or learning an aerobic routine. The next day, it is easier to remember the steps to a process. So when we say,’let me rest on it,’ we mean it!