A good and healthy sleep cycle contributes greatly to your overall health and well being. It is important to sleep well in order to maintain robust physical and mental health, especially in these unprecedented times.
In today’s edition of Simpli-Phy, we are giving you 5 reasons why good sleep = to the good life! Read on.
#1 Good sleep improves immunity
While you’re sleeping your body is producing extra protein molecules that can strengthen your ability to fight infections. If you’re feeling a bit run down and don’t want to fall sick, go to bed early and get lots of rest.
#2 Sleep helps you maintain your weight
Sleep can help you keep your weight under control, by regulating the hormones that affect your appetite and reducing your cravings for high calorie foods.
#3 Sleep reduces stress
If your body doesn’t get enough sleep, it can react by producing an elevated level of stress hormones. Deep and regular sleep can help prevent this leading to better mental health.
#4 Good sleep makes you smarter
Along with a great night’s sleep, grabbing a quick nap in the daytime can contribute towards making your brain more effective and productive, leading to improved focus and concentration.
#5 Sleep can be a painkiller
If you’re suffering pain from a recent injury like a sprained ankle, after an intense workout sesh, getting plenty of sleep can actually make it hurt less. Studies have shown a link between sleep loss and a lower pain threshold.
So don’t forget to rest well, get good sleep, and keep living the good life, #ThePhyLife.