Why sleep is important to maintain a healthy lifestyle.

Everyone hates going to bed early, however what you didn’t know is that going to bed early has some surprising health benefits. Read more to find out some of the health benefits:

What happens if we don’t get enough sleep?

Not getting enough sleep can cause an increase in body fat mass as sleep deprivation increases your appetite therefore leading to a greater likelihood of obesity. Not getting enough sleep can also lead to a decrease in your sexual appetite due a decrease in the number of sexual hormones released.

More importantly not getting enough sleep can increase your chances of developing diabetes, heart problems, and psychiatric conditions.

How do you increase your quality of sleep?

I know it sounds like to sort of things you say to your kids, but it is one of the most important factors of getting a good night sleep. You need to go to bed at the same time every night (if you can) and then wake up at the same time, this allows your body to build a habit of getting the best rest in the time that you are asleep.

A good quality mattress and pillows are one of the key elements to a good night sleep, they allow your body to achieve and maintain maximum comfort through the night allowing your body to achieve maximum rest. It allows your heart rate to lower which means that your body can recover from the exercise or work you that has used all your energy.

Keep technology out of the bedroom, technology has ruined our sleep patterns tremendously, as we receive notifications every minute, calls or even texts, they stop us from sleeping a getting a good night’s rest. Also try not to use your phone in the 30 minutes leading up to your bed time as phone screens emit a blue light which messes with your circadian clock rhythm, this basically means that the artificial light cause your internal clock to become confused and act like it is day time meaning it takes you longer to fall asleep.

Follow these tips and it will help you sleep better and be more productive.

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