The Importance of a Good Night's Sleep

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Comfort is a huge factor when getting a good night’s sleep; an essential for good well-being.

But why is it so important that we get a good night’s sleep?

  • A poor sleep pattern has astonishing links to your likelihood of obesity.

One study found that adults with short sleep durations were 55% more likely to become obese. For children, the result was as high as 89%.

Sleep-deprivation encourages the consumption of more calories to provide energy. It disrupts daily fluctuations in appetite hormones which causes poor appetite regulation.

  • Sleep is essential for proper and efficient brain function.

Cognition, concentration, productivity and performance are all linked to getting the right amount of rest. Sleep deprivation can significantly impact these functions.

Sleep deprivation of 24 hours would give someone the comparable cognitive impairment of someone with a blood alcohol content of 0.10%.

  • A good sleep pattern can maximise athletic performance.

As said before, as sleep is a huge contributing factor to brain functioning, longer sleep will increase reaction time and accuracy.

However, poor sleep can also provide physical limitations. In a study of nearly 3,000 women, a lack of sleep was linked to slower walking, lower grip strength and greater difficulty performing independent activities.

  • Sleep is a strong factor in memory preservation.

A research study at Harvard University and Boston College found that people can strengthen the emotional components of a memory during sleep. Memories can also be reorganised and restructured for better preservation.

Better memory preservation can also enhance creativity.

  • Better sleep contributes to more emotional stability and decreases your risk of depression.

Regulation of sleep is crucial for maintaining balance, particularly when it comes to emotion. Even if you sleep little during the week and make it up at the weekend, an imbalance in emotional stability is more likely.

Anxiety and depression are much more common is these instances. A regular and maintained sleep pattern is a strong contributor to an all-round more positive daily mood.