5 Reasons Why a Good Night’s Sleep is Important
August 28, 2018
Sleeping is as important as eating healthy and exercising. But as of today, people deprive themselves of enough sleep due to the never-ending activities that need to be done. Here are some reasons that may convince you to drop everything else and have a good night sleep:
- Poor sleep is strongly linked to weight gain.
The effect of sleep on weight gain is believed to be mediated by other factors, including hormones and motivation to exercise.
2. Poor Sleepers Have a Greater Risk of Heart Disease and Stroke
A review of 15 studies found that people who don’t get enough sleep are at far greater risk of heart disease or stroke than those who sleep 7–8 hours per night.
3. Poor Sleep is linked to depression.
It has been estimated that 90% of people with depression complain about sleep quality. Poor sleep is even associated with an increased risk of death by suicide.
4. Sleep Affects Emotions and Social Interactions
Sleep loss reduces your ability to interact socially. Researchers believe that poor sleep affects your ability to recognize important social cues and process emotional information.
5. Poor Sleep Is Linked to Increased Inflammation
Poor sleep has been strongly linked to long-term inflammation of the digestive tract, in disorders known as inflammatory bowel diseases. n fact, sleep loss is known to activate undesirable markers of inflammation and cell damage.