Top four amazing benefits of good sleep

Do you want to sharper brain, a glowing skin and most of all a proper cardio vascular health? Well its not that difficult to achieve this, all you have to do is sleep well. Getting a good night’s sleep is one of the essential steps to ensure your leading a healthy lifestyle. On an average an adult should sleep for atleast 7 to 9 hours in a day.

In this article, we give you a rundown of a few health benefits of good sleep.

1.    Relieves stress- One of the best ways to combat stress is to make sure you get a good night’s sleep.  When you don’t sleep well, your blood pressure spikes up and as a result this causes production of stress hormones. A significantly high level of blood pressure is associated with an increase in the risk for heart strokes.

2.    Enhances memory power- proper sleep is associated with a rise in levels of concentration, productivity and cognition.  Research has shown when adults and children attain the minimum sleep requirements, then their ability to solve problems increases at a rapid rate.

3.    Improves immune system- Several studies have shown that adequate sleep aids the T cells in your body to fight against infections. T cells are nothing but a type of immune cells that fight intracellular pathogens, which are the root cause of infections and virus in your body.

4.    Helps in weight loss- Generally, sleep deprived individuals have a higher appetite and tend to gain weight. Poor sleeping patterns is shown to disrupt the hormones that cause hunger; poor sleep is associated with lowering the level of leptin, a hormone that kills your appetite.
Other benefits: improves cardiovascular health, maximises athletic performance, prevents type 2 diabetes, reduces inflammation etc.

-AkhilaKakarala
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