Sleep Benefits -- 4 Surprising Advantages of Having Adequate Rest

Sleep benefits are aplenty (this is why I love to sleep). Apart from banishing under-eye circles, hibernation is good for your heart, mind and weight. Listed below are some of the other advantages of having adequate rest each night.

  1. Minimize inflammation. According to a medical research, people who practice inadequate amount of sleep a night have an increased levels of inflammatory proteins compared with individuals who have more than 7 hours of sleep each night. These proteins are linked to heart disease, diabetes and other life-threatening diseases. If you have trouble sleeping, you may talk to your doctor about the use of treatments for sleep disorders. 
  2. Enjoy more stamina. Athletes can further improve their performance by grabbing more hours of sleep each night. In a medical study conducted, it was found out that a football player has improved his average sprint time by sleeping at least 10 hours of rest each night for one week. So skip the bar hopping and go grab more sleep, instead. 
  3. Enhance attention. When I do not have enough sleep at night, I cannot think clearly. According to a study, children who get less than eight hours of sleep each night are more likely to be inattentive and impulsive. Essentially, sleeping affects the brain. 
  4. Achieve healthy weight. Each time I do not have adequate hours of rest at night, I feel more hungry in the morning. I tend to eat more even though I am not that hungry. According to a medical doctor, certain hormones in your body go up in your blood and poke your appetite. As a result, you will always feel that you need to fill your stomach, even if you just  devoured a Big Mac. 
Other sleep benefits will include lowering stress levels, improving your creativity, etc. 

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