5 Surprising health benefits of a goodnight's sleep

Here are 5 rising health advantages of getting a good night's sleep.

Updated on Jul 10, 2022 01:35 PM IST  |  45K
5 Surprising health benefits of a goodnight's sleep
5 Surprising health benefits of a goodnight's sleep

Being sleep deprived at night can make you irritable the following day. Over time, not getting enough sleep can affect more than just how you feel in the morning. For your health, getting a good night's sleep is crucial. In actuality, it is equally essential to both a healthy diet and exercise. When you don't get enough sleep, you know it doesn't feel good. But you might not be aware of just how broad an effect it can have.

Here we bring you 5 surprising health benefits of getting enough sleep which can do wonders for your health.

1. It boosts your immunity

Sleep is essential for the health of our immune system. In essence, both innate and adaptive immunity are influenced by sleep. Your immune cells and proteins will be better able to fend off illnesses like the flu and common cold when your body gets the rest it needs to function.

2. It helps prevent weight

Poor quality or insufficient sleep decreases the body's metabolism. The metabolic process is how the body turns calories into energy. According to research, insufficient sleep causes the body's metabolism to function less efficiently, causing extra energy that isn't used up to be stored as fat. Furthermore, getting enough quality sleep makes it easier for you to work out.

3. It leads to a better mood

According to studies, persons who lack sleep experience higher levels of negative emotions (such as rage, irritation, impatience, and melancholy) and lower levels of pleasant emotions. Improved sleep enhances memory, comprehension, and learning. Due to their tiredness, persons who lack sleep are also less likely to exercise, eat healthfully, or enjoy leisure activities.

4. It prevents premature aging

The body often fixes itself as we sleep. Your skin recovers its collagen and repairs UV-induced damage as you sleep, which helps to prevent wrinkles and premature aging. For this reason, it's important to obtain enough decent, sound sleep.

5. It leads to a healthier heart

Lack of sleep can affect metabolism in several ways, including blood sugar fluctuations. Your blood pressure drops when you sleep, providing your heart and blood vessels a little break. Your blood pressure will rise for a longer period of time during a 24-hour cycle the less sleep you get. Your immune system and your heart both require rest in order for them to work effectively.

It's time to give sleep the priority it deserves, just as you do with your food and exercise.

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