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Want more inspiring health tips delivered right to your inbox? Subscribe to our newsletter. We all wish we had more of it. Experts say you should aim to get between seven and eight hours of shut-eye each night, but what does that really do for you?
When your body gets the sleep it needs, your immune cells and proteins get the rest they need to fight off whatever comes their way — like colds or the flu. And according to the well-rested sleep specialists over at the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, proper sleep can also make vaccines more effectivewhich is obviously a plus. Not getting enough sleep can lead to heart health problems like high blood pressure or heart attacks. Just like your immune system, your heart needs rest in order to function powerfully and properly.
And really, it makes sense. If you sleep well, you wake up feeling rested. Being rested helps your energy levels soar.
So, go to bed early and everyone around you will thank you for it. In fact, sleep has been linked to improved concentration and higher cognitive function, both of which can help you be successful at work. Speaking of coffee, the more tired you feel, the more likely you are to reach for that afternoon cup.
And while that may seem to fix the afternoon crash problem you experience, the extra caffeine late in the day could set you up for another sleepless night. Talk about a counterproductive cycle. Sleep less than five hours and your chances of a crash quadruple!
Someone studied the effects of sleep deprivation on basketball players and guess what they found?
Under-the-covers recovery helps with hand-eye coordination, reaction time and muscle recovery. Plus, depriving yourself of sleep can have a negative impact on strength and power. Even though sleep gives your body the rest it needs, your mind is still hard at work. Or worse, your mind might actually create false memories. The bottom line: Sleep is good. And necessary. Roy Kohler, MDwho specializes in sleep medicine at SCL Health in Montana, reaffirms all we know about the benefits of sleep, citing research that shows people who get less sleep tend to be heavier, eat more, have a higher BMI, and are more likely to be diabetic.
While there will certainly be ebbs and flows to your sleeping We all need some help right, we hope this is enough evidence to convince you to aim for seven to eight hours a night so your mind and body can fully reap all the benefits. Need some help counting sheep? Create a nighttime routine to get your mind and body relaxed, maybe try meditating. Oh, and stop looking at your phone or tablet — those social media alerts will all be there in the morning. Sweet dreams! Stay updated with the latest news from our hospitals and clinics.
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Sleep Can Strengthen Your Heart Not getting enough sleep can lead to heart health problems like high blood pressure or heart attacks. Lack of Sleep Can Be Dangerous. Sleep Can Increase Exercise Performance Someone studied the effects of sleep deprivation on basketball players and guess what they found?
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