Believe it or not but sleeping is as important as breathing and eating!
Try not sleeping for some time; you might win, but up to a certain extent only; your body is going to push you to faint eventually and force you to sleep. After all, your body gets to work by itself with no external interferences when you sleep; it renews you for the next day and rejuvenates your mind, body, and soul.
In fact, everyone's quota needed for sleep varies depending on their physical well-being, lifestyle and the environment around them. If you think it's too far-fetched, take a look at some of the points mentioned below:
Sleeping (for an appropriate time) has multiple health benefits. A good night's rest not only lets you welcome the day with open arms and gears you up for the day ahead; it also does a lot of good for your health. Read on to know why an adequate sleep is important for you.
Your body undergoes a total repair and revitalizing function while you are sleeping so that when you wake up after a good night's sleep, you are refreshed. Recuperation and a repair of your heart, veins, kidney, tissues, and various body organs also happen at night when sleeping. Even your skin changes its color slightly while sleeping, have you ever noticed?
Sleep can play with your hunger levels; insufficient sleep gives you the feeling of being hungry and makes you hog on food, especially junk food that your erratic hormones crave after being sleep deprived. Hence, a sleep deficit can lead to a quick and unusual weight gain, which has actually been proven to be true, scientifically.
On the contrary, proper sleep can help you lose that extra weight when coupled with a healthy fitness routine. The above is true for all age groups.
Similar hormone levels are also controlled and regulated that are responsible for causing diseases like diabetes (insulin level), thyroid (TSH), etc., hence your risk of catching these diseases or being cured of the above varies with your sleeping habits. Give your body enough rest to help build immunity and keep diseases at bay.
A healthy metabolism rate is very important for your well-being, which is defined by your sleep pattern and sleep duration. The better you sleep, the better your metabolism will be.
Proper growth and development of children have a lot to do with their sleeping patterns. An appropriate rest triggers the body to release the hormones responsible for the proper development of mental and physical health in kids as well as adolescents. This hormone additionally supports and repairs cells and tissues in kids, teens, and grown-ups. Puberty and fertility are also to a great extent dependent on sleeping patterns.
A sound mind resides in a sound body, which is a consequence of a healthy lifestyle and well-balanced sleeping pattern. Sleeping also ensures your mental health is taken care of and shrinks the chances of you running around like a maniac.
Haven't you noticed a good sleep helps you think clearly the next day and you can concentrate on your work while the poor sleep-deprived person next to you keeps falling over his own laptop? Recall that particular F.R.I.E.N.D.S. episode where Chandler said yes to head an office in Tulsa just because he slept during a very important meeting. Ironically, the poor guy could not get enough sleep the previous night worrying about his "big divisional meeting". He eventually had to quit his job. Don't let this happen to you!
So take it seriously people. Sleep to save your career!
Your decision-making skills pretty much define your entire day, your personality, and your image.
In fact, the stuff you read just before you sleep are more deeply engrained in your brain because while you are sleeping, the brain got to process it all and sort it into required folders, which makes it easier to remember.
In addition, it creates new learning techniques and orients your brain in a particular direction, enhancing your problem-solving and creative skills. If you are not sleeping enough, you won't be in a position to take wise decisions and may repent later.
Well, I'm sure practical experiences must have been many in this subject. Irritation and anger are the most common companions of sleep deprived people. Stress, depression, anxiety etc. are associated with insomnia. It's just like a repetitive cycle. Especially at a young age, it can be difficult for kids to think properly and get along with their friends if they are not getting enough sleep. Mood swings and concentration issues are another side effect of sleep deprivation, which could lead to lower grades and hence a fall in the confidence of the child.
Hence, sleep your way to a healthy life for yourself and the people around you. After all, you do not want to be going around ruining your or someone else's day just because you didn't sleep well the previous night. Something to definitely think about I'd say.
Sleep like a baby and whoever tries to wake you up before you have had proper 6-8 hours of sound sleep, close the door/ears/eyes/everything on them.