It’s been documented that the most prominent personalities in this world have one main secret in their daily energy — a good and sound sleep.
The benefits of sleep impact nearly every area of daily life. While it may be obvious that sleep is beneficial, most people don’t realize how much sleep they need and why it is so important.
According to the Division of Sleep Medicine at Harvard Medical School, your body manages and requires sleep in much the same way that it regulates the need for eating, drinking, and breathing. Extensive research has been done on the effects of sleep. These studies have consistently shown that sleep plays a vital role in promoting physical health, longevity, and emotional well-being.
Studies show that sleep is also important for increasing enhanced concentration, and can help lay the foundation for a less stressful life. Those who are able to get a good sound sleep at night repeatedly have also been shown to have a stronger memory and a better ability to manage their weight.
All this explains why, after a good night’s sleep, you feel better, your thoughts are clearer, and your emotions are less fragile. Without adequate sleep, judgment, mood, and ability to learn and retain information are weakened. Achieving restful sleep begins with keeping a consistent sleep schedule and creating a bedroom environment that promotes relaxation.
A sound sleep has also been proven to increase your overall stamina and your immune system. During sleep, the body produces antibodies that are used to fight against the many infections we face.
Of course, what you sleep on plays a key role in the quality of your sleep experience. That’s why mattress selection is so important.
Finally, sleeping with the light on can impair a person’s body clock. The body clock is negatively affected even if the person continues to doze off. Being exposed to light at nighttime can trigger a chemical process that can operate as a neural switch that can turn the sleep/wake cycle on and off. So when you go to bed, draw the curtains and turn out the lights. Zzzzzzzz…