The Benefits Of Sleep

If you have read any of our blog posts over the last few weeks, we have been trying to not only keep you mobile and active, but also look after your rest and recovery. We spend our waking hours worrying about keeping our customers comfortable, and that quite often leads to a little snooze (or a long nap!). This will aid your body in more ways than you might think, when so much of the population doesn’t get enough sleep - what benefits are they really missing out on?

Productivity, Concentration And Emotions

This is the most obvious benefit from getting enough sleep, we’ve all felt the headaches and cloudy thoughts from a sleepless night. Every part of thinking is affected due to the body not having enough time to repair itself and process all the input from the previous day. Research suggests that one night of reduced sleep can cause up to 36% more errors in tasks, and affect you as much as alcohol intoxication.

Mental health issues are also strongly associated with reduced sleep. There are numerous opinions over the correlation or causation between the two factors, however people that suffer with serious sleep disruption report far higher levels of depression. Couple this with the fact lack of sleep impacts on your motivation to interact socially and even recognise expressions on other people, and you have serious issues that are plaguing society.

Eating A Better Diet

If you don’t get enough sleep, it is far more likely that the scales will feel it as well as your brain. In short people that shave even a few hours off the recommended levels of sleep are far more likely to weigh more. With adults 55% more likely to become obese due to sleep being essential for maintenance of hormones and its effect on motivation.

So you’re much less likely to get the exercise you require, be it seated or otherwise, and you’re much more likely to eat more than you should be. Not getting your head down for long enough interrupts hormones that deal with appetite suppression, making it far more likely for you to over indulge. Even if you do manage to keep a lid on the snacking, your insulin response and metabolism can be hugely affected, leading to an increased likelihood of diabetes for regular light sleepers.

Keeping Healthy

Not only is your brain going to suffer, along with your friends, and also your diet - your body is going to go through a pretty rough time too. If your systems don’t have enough time to repair themselves, issues with mobility and muscles are going to appear.

There are also strong links to inflammation throughout the body, so joints are going to feel much stiffer and you simply won’t be able to do as much as you can when well rested. Inflammation in the body also affects digestive issues such as bowel diseases and even Crohn’s. Many studies have compared the rates of strokes and heart diseases, finding huge increases for people not getting 7-8 hours regularly.

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