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Top Five Benefits to Sleeping More

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People often sleep upon sleep to watch one last episode of their favourite TV show on Netflix.

However, sleep is one of the main benefits to overall mental and physical health.

We often argue that we should get more sleep, yet we are still making that morning cup of coffee to get us awake for the day ahead.

In our latest Better Bed Company blog, we give our top five benefits of getting a healthy night’s sleep

Better Sleep can heighten your mood

Are you complaining that you haven’t got on the right side of the bed? Getting more sleep can help raise your mood.

Lack of sleep is also a contributor to anger, and so with more rest, the happier you will be in day-to-day life and activities.

If you are well rested, your energy levels will rise, which means you will be able to complete your challenges for the day!

Sleep can increase your overall productivity

Whether at school or work, getting a good night’s sleep can help you get the most out of your day.

One late night can dampen your overall productivity, which means you are more likely to put work or school off for the next day.

Extra sleep has been linked to improving heightened concentration and higher cognitive function, which can help for a successful day at school/work.

Sleep supports a stronger heart

Lack of sleep is linked to heart problems such as high blood pressure or heart attacks.

A sleepless night can cause your body to issue cortisol, a stress hormone that triggers your heart to work harder.

Your heart needs to rest to function correctly and recharge for you to improve your mental and physical health.

Sleep can help weight problems

Lack of sleep leads to your body producing a hormone that boosts appetite called ghrelin.

Leptin, a hormone that tells you you’re full, is also decreased, which contributes to snacking

Getting at least eight hours of sleep will not help to lose weight directly; sleep will contribute to your lower appetite and help to snack.

Sleep helps boost your memory

You may think your brain is resting when you sleep, but it is still at work.

Your body processes and combines your memories from the day, and without enough sleep – your memories may disappear.

Your mind can create false memories in scenarios that could have played out differently throughout the day.

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