Sleep is so important for everyone. We all need it to function in a healthy way, but so many of us struggle with it. I am someone who has definitely battled to get a good night’s sleep in the past and have had to figure out things that work to solve that issue. I did a post a few months ago on my five tips for better sleep. Today I wanted to share the importance of a good night’s sleep because I’ve noticed the more I know about a subject, the more I care to take action on it and those five tips I previously shared might help you a little more.
Why It’s Important To Get
A Good Night’s Sleep
- Weight Control. Not sleeping well can drastically effect your weight. Your metabolism slows down and your body has to work harder to process things when you don’t have the energy to do so. When you are sleep deprived, you eat poorly. Your body craves more carbohydrates and sugars to keep your energy up.
- Improved Concentration. Ever notice it’s harder to get your work done when you are sleep deprived? A good night’s sleep can be the best medicine for being productive and focusing. I am not someone who needs coffee in the morning (although, now thanks to oat milk I am really into it), and I think that is because I am sleeping enough restful hours that I wake up energized.
- Mental Health. Studies have shown that poor sleep is linked to depression. While these are connected because depression can make you not sleep well – not sleeping effects your hormones, mood and mental stability and can make you feel depressed even if you don’t have a previous history of a chemical imbalance.
- Inflammation. I don’t know about you but how I am at night determines how I’ll look in the morning. If I get a good night’s sleep, my face looks defined and bright and my stomach looks flatter. If I sleep poorly, my face will look puffy and dull and my stomach will be bloated. It is the worst!
Do any of you experience these side effects? If so, try my five tips for better sleep! It helped me!