Sleep and Results – How Important is it?

A good night’s sleep is incredibly important for your health. In fact, it’s just as important as eating healthy or consistently exercising, so it plays a vital role in your health and well-being overall. Quality sleep can help your mental health, physical health, quality of life and safety. How you feel throughout the day depends on how much sleep you had the night before. So why is this important?  

Below are some reasons why sleep is so important: 
  • The amount of sleep you have each night can affect your emotions and social interactions, as well as your glucose levels, metabolism, and risk of type 2 diabetes. 
  • Poor sleep can lead to a higher risk of heart disease, stroke, and inflammation.  
  • Good sleep can improve your concentration, productivity, and athletic performance. 

Lack of sleep is more prevalent today than ever before, as busy lifestyles and increased stress affect sleeping patterns. It has become clear, that no matter how busy our lives might get, we can not ignore the importance of sleep for our safety, mental and physical well-being.

How much sleep is enough sleep? 

At least 7 hours of sleep is recommended to get a good night’s rest. This will allow you to have enough energy, and be more alert during the day.

How can I improve on my sleep? 
  • Increase bright light exposure during the day, and reduce blue light exposure during the night. 
  • Reduce caffeine consumption later in the day, and prevent eating late in the evening.  
  • Sleep and wake up at consistent times and prevent taking irregular naps. 
  • Relax your mind during the evening and invest in a good mattress and pillow. 
  • Remember to exercise regularly and don’t drink too much water before bed. 

Along with nutrition and exercise, good sleep is just as important for your health. Try making some changes to your sleep schedule and feel what a difference it will make. Good Sleep = Good Health.