Sleep will make you feel better, boosting your mood, and banishing circles under your eyes, but, that is not all; adequate sleep has a lot of surprising benefits that will benefit your health greatly.
5 Health Benefits That Might Surprise You:
- Longevity; too little or too much sleep can influence your lifespan. Illnesses may affect sleep patterns which can lead to too little or too much sleep. Sleep affects the quality of life, and the quality of life can affect your lifespan.
- Improving Memory; while you sleep, your mind stays surprisingly very busy. A process called consolidation takes place while you sleep, strengthening the skills learned, or memories made, while you were awake. Practice make perfect, and while you sleep you learn the stuff you practised, better.
- Become more Creative; while consolidating the stuff you learned during the day, your brain also appears to be restructuring and reorganizing the things you learned. This may result in being more creative. A good night’s sleep will do wonders when you start creating in the morning.
- Sharpening your Attention; diagnosing and measuring sleep are measured through the electrical changes inside the brain. Therefore, it is not surprising that sleep, too little or too much, will affect the functioning of the brain. Adults get sleepy, while children get hyperactive when they did not get enough sleep, both affecting attention and concentration.
- Lower Stress Levels; both stress and sleep affect our health. Enough sleep can reduce stress levels, which will lead to better control of blood pressure. A good night’s sleep can also affect cholesterol levels which play a big role in heart disease.
Quite a few things that we usually take for granted are greatly affected by too little or too much sleep. When your sleep patterns are good, and you get a better sleep, it is perfectly clear that your life is also better.