A study revealed that regular 8-hour sleep is not fun, but it is an essential part of a healthy routine. Lack of sleep can seriously affect your mental, emotional, and physical health. Researchers have discovered that only about 40% of people in the United States get enough sleep. Let’s take a look at what happens if you start giving priority to sleep starting today.
You will control your weight easier.
This study revealed that during sleep, the body produces a hormone called leptin, telling our bodies that we are full, and we do not need more food. When we don’t get enough rest, balance is depleted and we start craving for food which will lead to weight gain.
Your health will improve.
The researchers found that getting enough sleep every night would not only reduce our stress level but also prevent the risk of high blood pressure, high cholesterol and many diseases that could threaten our safety. Sleep deprivation may also lead to all kinds of heart related problems.
It may prevent the development of diabetes.
Research has found that adequate sleep makes a big difference in regulating blood sugar and insulin sensitivity, which leads to preventing type 2 diabetes. It appears that the “deep” stage of sleep is crucial for this
You will recover from a cold faster.
Do you feel the urge to sleep when you are sick? Well, there seems to be a root cause for this. Studies have shown that the body goes to sleep to recover. This sleep mode is when our immune system is strong to fight bacteria.
Your skin will look better.
Our skin is a sign of our general health and well-being. You might be able to hide it, but you can’t really fool it. Our skin is our largest organ, and it is constantly exposed to the conditions of the outer environment, UV rays, dust, and sun, and when we sleep, our skin treats itself.