Why Sleep Matters
The most obvious benefit of sleep is in your energy levels. When you get adequate rest, you’re more likely to wake up feeling refreshed and ready to take on the day. However, improved energy isn’t the only reason to lie down for seven to nine hours each night.
Sleep helps you function your best throughout the day; with insufficient sleep, you may struggle to focus or remember important information. Over time, poor sleep contributes to serious health consequences, including physical diseases like obesity, diabetes, high blood pressure, and heart disease, as well as mental health disorders like depression and anxiety.
Getting fewer than seven hours of sleep per night disrupts hormonal balances, which results in higher stress levels, increased fat storage, and worse appetite control. It also weakens your immune system, making you more likely to fall ill.
By creating a relaxing bedtime routine and sleep environment and leading an active lifestyle will lead to optimal health and well being.