Bounce back from the season’s fervent socialising and feasting with a refreshed new you. Whatever you decide to achieve remember to add dollops of sleep to your course of action as this one ingredient is enough to rev up your body and mind as you slay the year. Here’s how you’ll need it to make every goal a reality.
While you restrict over indulging and hit the jogging track or your exercise of choice remember to strike a balance and clock in enough sleep on regular bases to reset your system. The lesser you sleep the harder your chances of losing weight so ensure you are well rested for maximum results.
Make better decisions
Did you know less sleep alters brain functioning in a way that it becomes harder to make healthy decisions and choices. Sleep deprivation dulls activity in the front lobe of the brain which is in charge of decision-making and self-control.
Jog your memory
Sleeping is vital for your mental health. It not only relaxes you but also helps your brain absorb information faster and retain it. Good sleep will ensure you are more productive and in your wits at all times, making challenges less insurmountable. In a story of Peter Pan, JM Barrie wrote, “It is the nightly custom of every good mother after her children are asleep to rummage in their minds and put things straight for next morning, repacking into their proper places the many articles that have wandered during the day.”
Sleep well to stay happy. You mood is interlinked with good sleep. Sleeplessness and mood patterns are closely linked and it works both ways as while sleep deprivation can lead to moodiness, an unhappy state can in turn lead to disturbed sleep. Studies show how people with less sleep report increase in mood swings, anxiety, crabbiness and general frustration. So to stay happy and feeling positive ensure you are well rested and don’t go without sleep for too long, especially not on a regular bases.
Improve your body’s immunity. Did you know good sleep on consistent bases increases your body’s resistance to viruses and harmful bacteria. Remember sleep is a physiological function that helps recuperate and regulate your system while it helps fight unhealthy organisms. Same way it also helps keep inflammation at bay, not allowing any disease to enter and grow.
In view of the many pivotal benefits of sleep, you can see how no goal can be completed without a good night’s sleep. So here’s wishing everyone a Happy and Healthy new year blessed with sleep.
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