Why sleep is important for your health

A good nights sleep is incredibly important for your health. It is vital for maintaining good health and well-being, it is just as important as a balanced diet and regular exercise.  

Here are a few reasons why sleep is important for your health.

1. Sleep is the only time you can take care of your body

When you go to sleep, your body is relaxing but it's also a time for your body to repair damage caused by stress and to produce proteins. These protein molecules form the building blocks for cells, allowing them to repair the damage of the day so you can stay healthy.

2. Better mood and focus

The old saying "Getting up on the right side of the bed" has some truth to it. It doesn't matter which side of the bed you get out of, but a good amount of sleep can make you feel in a good mood. Being well rested helps your energy levels soar. When your energy is up, you can focus better and life's challenges wont annoy you as much. 

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3. Reduced risk of heart disease

Results from studies show that poor quality of sleep is linked to high blood pressure and high cholesterol. Frequently receiving a short amount of sleep increases the chance of cardiovascular events.

In conclusion, sleep is a vital element for every human but often an overlooked element of a person's health and well-being. Sleep is important because it enables the body to repair and be fit and ready for another day. Be sure to get your 8 hours in every night!