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Get Your Z’s: Sleeping More Can Improve Your Health

Most people on average are not getting the rest they need. Whether it’s long hours on the job or simply staying up to have fun, you can deprive your body of much-needed sleep, and that’s not good for your overall health. On average you need about seven to eight hours of rest, but it doesn’t hurt to get an hour and a half nap in there if possible. Here are several ways in which sleeping more can make you a lot healthier in the long run.

Improves Your Mood and Mind Function

When you get more rest, you will find that you will wake up in a more positive mood to conquer the world. Any task that requires concentration will get done the right way because your mind can function after having some downtime. You will find yourself smiling more and being able to concentrate with the ability to make better decisions because you have allowed your mind to rest.

Your Body is Not Under Stress

By going to bed at a decent time or simply taking a nap, you are lowering the stress level of your body. Your blood pressure goes down as well as your heart rate as your body finds itself in a relaxed state. That means that it can start to heal itself of all the worries and other harmful effects that it was put through so that you can be in a healthier frame of mind. Having your heart rate return to normal function can reduce strokes and heart attack risks as well as high blood pressure.

Helps To Control Your Weight

Getting the rest you need will cause you to do not to want to eat so heavy or eat right away. You find yourself wanting to take in the positivity of your body being in a relaxed state, which causes you to not be hungry. You can wake up eating a light healthy breakfast, or a light salad after a nap during the day. Also, as you get older you will notice that going to bed with a heavy stomach will keep you up at night. To avoid that, it’s best to eat at least a few hours before going to sleep but only having a light to medium meal. That way, your body can relax.

It Increases Your Energy

If you are into sports or simply enjoy being active during the day, getting more sleep will give you the energy you need to be the best at what you are doing. Plus, you have the energy you need to run or swim that extra mile. You find yourself beating your competitors because you are not exhausted.

Getting enough rest is important to handle the things you need to get done during the day. You don’t want to find yourself in a foul mood because your body is dragging from the lack of rest. The only way you will get anything accomplished is if you get more sleep.