Have you ever woken up groggy and not wanting to get out of bed? Us too, we believe it’s all down to how well you’ve slept. After all, a good night’s sleep is absolutely vital for our overall health.
1. Sleep makes us smart
One way sleep affects our overall health is that it makes us smarter. Even if we don’t remember it, while we sleep, we dream. Our brain uses this as a way to process events that happened during the day or to work through the things that have been on our mind. The brain is forming connections that help you process and retain new information. During the day, our brain receives information that is put in temporary storage and at night, it gets transferred to the long term memory. When we get enough sleep, it has a positive impact on our memory.
2. Sleep makes our immune system stronger
Another way that sleep is vital to our health is that it makes our immune system stronger. Studies show that people who suffer from a lack of sleep are more prone to getting sick. When we sleep, our body increases the production of somatropin, the human growth hormone, which aids in the growth of skin and tissue cells, repairs muscle tissues, helps heal any injuries, while also strengthening the bones.
3. Sleep allows us to be more focused and productive
Sleep also helps us by allowing us to be more focused and productive. When we don't get enough sleep, we are more likely to be distracted and irritable. Sleep deprivation can reduce your attention span, making it difficult to focus on select information and making us slower in our reaction time. Restful sleep is vital to a productive day.
We need to be sleeping deeply and restoratively so that our bodies get these 3 health benefits. Looking for more personalised support and advice? Learn about our range of Sleep + Recovery products, or to book an appointment at our London Sleep Bar click here.