Getting Enough Sleep

Getting enough sleep is really important and you can feel it when you wake up from enough sleep. Sleep was often ignored by doctors and practitioners in the past but now we are beginning to understand the importance of sleep to the health and human life matters. In fact, when people get less than 6 or 7 hours of sleep each night, their risk for getting various diseases begins to increase and this is something that we have to really consider.

Sleep may seem like a waste of time and some people might think that they can do other works instead of sleeping. But research shows that you are more likely to succeed at your tasks and works when you get enough sleep and relax.

There are various risks if you are lack of enough sleep. Some of them are:

  • weight gain
  • risk of heart disease and cancer
  • depression and anxiety
  • immune system malfunctioning
  • impaired memory

When your body is lack of sleep, you might go into a state of stress. The functions will be on high alert which causes an increase in blood pressure and a production of certain stress hormones. Higher blood pressure increases your risk for heart attacks and strokes. It will be harder for you to sleep. Sleep is a time for your body to repair damage caused by stress, ultraviolet rays and other harmful exposures. Your cells produce more protein while you are sleeping. These protein molecules form the building blocks for cells, allowing them to repair damage.

Researchers agree that there is no minimum number of hours that we should spend for sleeping. Some of us can get enough sleep by six hours and the others might need to a minimum of eight. A study shows that 8.1 hours of sleep for every 24-hour period is the average requirement for adults. However the need for sleep is ranged from 6 to 10 hours for a normal human.

Get enough sleep now for a better lifestyle and yes, it is a way to avoid various risks and reducing stress throughouy your whole life.

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  • Nutritional and dietary elements that have proven relationships to certain diseases or conditions. The right diet and dietary supplements can help you reduce your risk factors and prevention for chronic diseases.

  • People don’t think about this much, but there are several hereditary factors that can affect your sleep and how much you need as well as things that cause you to lose sleep. The more research I do on genetic testing the more I realize you can check into this stuff.

  • hi, Here you have posted very nice information about the particular topic. Thanks for sharing the information. .

  • I definitely do not get enough sleep. I need to work on that.

  • Thanks for Motivation. I will follow your rules.

  • I find that some days I need more sleep, and some days I need less. I’ve woken up full of energy off of 5 hours of sleep some nights, and woken up drowsy off of 8 hours of sleep other nights. Perhaps I’m just too inconsistent (both in my sleep patterns and in my needed sleep)…

  • Just because a person is laying in a bed doesn’t mean that they are actually getting a good nights sleep. A good mattress makes a huge difference.

  • I work full-time, and run several websites and blogs. After several years of 5-6 hours of sleep per night, I needed to make a change. It wasn’t easy, but now that I’m getting a full 8 hours of sleep each night, I feel more alert throughout the day and I’ve noticed that my efforts in the gym appear to be paying off more as well. So, I give a thumbs up to sleep, lol.

  • I am delighted to understand writing of your expose. I am truly agreed with it. Thanks!

  • I used to sleep very little, but not any more. Even if I end up doing less, I’m happy that way. Health cannot be taken for granted.

  • You have to remember, every body has their own specific need for total sleep. Although 8 hours is average, some need 6 and some need 9.

  • It’s incredible how many negative benefits can happen to our bodies when we don’t get enough sleep. After I was diagnosed as “pre-diabetic”, I decided to straighten out some things and pay more attention to my health. I started exercising much more, and started going to bed before midnight, which until that point was unheard of for me. It has made a huge difference.

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