A busy lifestyle can often mean that we don’t get enough sleep. It’s recommended that you should get around 8 hours sleep a night, not only to stop you feeling tired during the day, but to benefit from a number of other associated health factors
1. Sleep Can Improve Your Memory
How many times have you walked into a room and forgotten what you went in there for? We often attribute this kind of forgetfulness with being overtired. While you’re sleeping, your mind is very active, processing what’s happened during the day and actually helping you learn. According to NYU Langone Medical Center. "Something happens while you sleep that makes you learn better." Getting enough sleep will help your brain process information more efficiently, therefore improving your mem
2. Sleep Can Help You Lose Weight
Research has shown that dieters who were better rested lost more fat than those who were sleep deprived. Those who had less sleep lost valuable muscle mass instead. When you’re tired, your body releases certain hormones that make you hungry, so getting more sleep can help curb hunger pangs!
3. Sleep Reduces Stress
Sleep can help to reduce stress levels and associated high-blood pressure. It can also help to lower cholesterol which plays a significant role in heart disease. When stressed or unhappy, many people tend to snack or “comfort eat”; reducing stress levels can stop these cravings and help you lose weight.
By getting enough sleep, you’ll also find your concentration levels improve, you have more energy and your overall mood will improve! The perfect excuse to roll over and get that extra kip!