World Sleep Day: 9 reasons why you need to relax and get a GOOD SLEEP

  • World Sleep Day: 9 reasons why you need to relax and get a GOOD SLEEP

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    You know that feeling when you don’t sleep well, and you wake up feeling cranky, over-emotional, and over-tired? This is only a hint of what that sleep deprivation is doing to your body. 17th March marks World Sleep Day which aims to spread awareness about the importance of sleep for our health and well-being.

    You know that feeling when you don’t sleep well, and you wake up feeling cranky, over-emotional, and over-tired? This is only a hint of what that sleep deprivation is doing to your body. 17th March marks World Sleep Day which aims to spread awareness about the importance of sleep for our health and well-being.

    If you are wondering how poor sleep could impact your health, here`s the list

    1. Poor sleep can damage your immune system

    According to a study at the University of Washington, those who’re deprived of regular sleep are likely to have a weak immune system. Seven or more hours of sleep is recommended for optimal health.

    2. You may start to lose your memory

    if you don`t get enough sleep, you might just start forgetting things. A key purpose of sleep is to re-calibrate the brain cells responsible for learning and memory so that we can `solidify` lessons learned and use them when awaken.

    3. Increased risk of stroke

    People with sleep disorders like insomnia and sleep apnea are more likely to have a stroke or recovery problems, says a study. It also states that short-term sleep loss due to long working hours may adversely affect your heart function.

    4. Unhealthy Food’s appetite increases

    Sleep deprivation may make you munch on more calories the following day, potentially leading to weight gain and obesity. A research found that partial sleep deprivation resulted in a large net increased energy intake of 385 kcal per day.

    5. Kidney function can be adversely affected

    Short and poor quality of sleep may worsen kidney function in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) stated a study done by researchers from the University of Illinois at Chicago in the US.

    6. You may put on belly fat

    Lack of exercise, nutrition, sleep and high levels of stress are all important factors contributing to belly fat. Belly fat is becoming more and more common in adults, as they are adopting sedentary lifestyles.

    7. Effects on your mood

    Lack of sleep takes a toll on our physical health in the long run, but it affects us psychologically too. It impacts our behaviour and mood. Waking up several times throughout the night is more detrimental to your positive moods than getting the same shortened amount of sleep without interruption.

    8. Increase the risk of Asthma

    People with chronic insomnia had more than three times the risk of developing asthma. Any changes in the body due to insomnia may accumulate and result in more severe harmful effects on the airways.

    9. Improper bedtime can increase the risk of Diabetes

    When people get too little sleep it leaves them awake at a time when their body clock is telling them they should be asleep. And when they eat something in the morning, it impairs their ability to regulate their blood sugar levels.

    So, It`s time to pay attention to your health and get some good sleep.


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