Sleep is a vital indicator of overall health and well-being. When you are asleep, your brain signals your body to release hormones and compounds. We spend up to one-third of our lives asleep. Follow some simple steps that are effective for good night’s sleep:

Stick to a daily schedule.
Evaluate your bedroom to ensure ideal temperature, sound, and light.
Lay on a comfortable mattress and pillows.
Turn off electronics before bed.

6 Reasons Why Good Sleep Is Utmost Necessary To Human Body

Increases Immunity

Not getting enough rest has been linked to a laundry list of mental and physical health problems including those that stem from an impaired immune system. After a work of a long day, the body needs complete rest for 7-8 hours. Good amount of sleep helps in maintaining a good immune system which is able to face any changes in the surroundings.

Beauty Benefits

The face is free from dark circles, acne, hair loss, and red eyes if you have sufficient amount of sleep. It is also said that staying awake in the night till late makes you gain more weight! And a proper sleep leads to a healthier skin.

Retain Memory

People who are sleep deprived have a hard time to receive information due to the brain’s overworked neurons. Your brain may interpret events differently. You may tend to have impaired judgment and may even lose the ability to access previous information.

Improves Memory

We all know lack of sleep can make us grouchy, miserable, unfocused, and unproductive. Sleep enhances our memory, performance, and creative problem-solving skills. All the things which you have learned throughout the day need to digest in your brain which can happen through a sound sleep.

Reduces Stress

Sleep makes you more resilient to daily stress aka more willpower! A good night’s sleep allows you to tackle the day’s stress easier. Sleep is a type of meditation which helps in releasing all the worries, tensions, stress and gives you strength to face them all boldly.

Healthy Weight

Poor sleep habits can increase the body’s energy needs. At night, movement and need for calories are reduced. But when you are sleep deprived, your brain will release chemicals to signal hunger. This can lead to eating more, exercising less, and gaining weight and your body becomes prone to diseases like diabetes, obesity, heart diseases, etc. Decrease the risk for health conditions by sleeping for at least 6-8 hours. Sound sleep will automatically manage your hunger level.

So how much do you need to sleep?

The answer is, it depends on the age-range. A newborn needs around 14 to 17 hours, while a preschooler would sleep for 11 to 13 hours. At the same time, as we grow, the hours decrease. The teenagers, adults and old require nearly as much of 10, 8 and 6 hours of daily rest, respectively. An hour here and there is totally fine.

The overall state of our health remains an essential question. Most of us know that getting a good night’s rest is important, but too few of us actually make those eight or so hours between the sheets a priority.

Urvi Chheda

Urvi Chheda is an Artist and Writer based in Mumbai, India. She excessively pens her thoughts, after diligent analysis and research, on the subjects of Art, History, Mythology, Travel and Culture. She is a passionate Climber and Marathoner.

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