Why you need more sleep..

Feeling tired? You need sleep!! 

Don’t feel guilty about fitting in some naps and late mornings this weekend..

Benefits of sleep | sasta sligo

Sleep has so many more benefits past just feeling more rested.. Increasingly people are working later, starting earlier etc during the week and come the weekend we can feel pretty exhausted.

We have so much we want to fit in at the weekend and for that reason come Sunday evening we still dont feel rested!

Here is some reasons why you should commit to a little more sleepy time ..

Sleep makes you feel better, but its importance goes way beyond just boosting your mood or banishing under-eye circles. Adequate sleep can benefit your heart, weight, mind, and more.

Sleep helps you live better :

“Many things that we take for granted are affected by sleep,” says Raymonde Jean, MD, director of sleep medicine and associate director of critical care at St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital Center in New York City. “If you sleep better, you can certainly live better. It’s pretty clear.”

Adequate sleep helps you curb inflammation in your body : 

Research indicates that people who get less sleep—six or fewer hours a night—have higher blood levels of inflammatory proteins than those who get more. Inflammation is linked to heart disease, stroke, diabetes, arthritis, and premature aging.
A  study found that C-reactive protein, which is associated with heart attack risk, was higher in people who got six or fewer hours of sleep a night.

Enhance your creativity:

Researchers at Harvard University and Boston College found that people seem to strengthen the emotional components of a memory during sleep, which may help spur the creative process.

Feel more able to workout! 

A Stanford University study found that college football players who tried to sleep at least 10 hours a night for seven to eight weeks improved their average sprint time and had less daytime fatigue and more stamina.

Lose weight! 

Researchers at the University of Chicago found that dieters who were well rested lost 56% more fat—  than those who were sleep deprived, who lost more muscle mass. (They shed similar amounts of total weight regardless of sleep.)

Dieters in the study also felt more hungry when they got less sleep.

“Sleep and metabolism are controlled by the same sectors of the brain,” Dr. Rapoport says. “When you are sleepy, certain hormones go up in your blood, and those same hormones drive appetite.”

Sleep tight..:) 

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