Here’s Why Sleep Matters to Everyone (Whether They Know It or Not)

It’s hard to get a good night’s rest in 2019. We’re all working hard and playing even harder. In the hussle and bussle of today’s society, its even more crucial to get a good night’s rest.

Sleep matters in all aspects of our lives. Without enough sleep each night, our well-being declines. Immune systems begin to weaken. We become prone to infections and diseases. Our brains begin to work slower, our thoughts become cluttered. We become innattentive and emotionally unstable. Although, scientists cannot explain how exactly sleep works, they are sure that we need it to survive. Our physical homeostasis and cognitive function simply begin to break down.

Studies show that people who don’t get 6 to 8 hours of shut-eye each night just cannot measure up, physically or cognitively to their well-rested peers. This means that even though you’re socially thriving and staying out late with your friends, you could be doing your career a disservice. While you’re coming in still rubbing the sleep from your eyes, your more wakeful co-workers are getting a leg up on you in the eyes of the boss. Perhaps that promotion may just pass you by.

Besides needing sleep to live, it helps us thrive and grow. When we sleep new memories are stored. Our subconcious mind is thought to be working out the problems of our daily life while we dream. Our bodies repair damaged tissue and sore muscles while we sleep.

A well rested person is usually an emotionally stable person who stays cool, calm and collected throughout their day. A person who lacks enough sleep is just struggling to get through it.

There are so many reasons to get a good night’s rest. Everyone should make it a tier one priority to get at least 6 to 8 hours of sleep each night if possible. It contibutes to the individual and society as a whole for us all to do our best to rest.

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