Sleep is more important than physical exercises and good eating. The lack of sleep may cause diseases, produces dark rings around your eyes and ages your skin.
10 reasons to get to bed earlier:
1. Sleep is essential for a good functioning of the brain and of the whole body. Rest adjusts the body temperature and assures a good functioning of the nervous system.
2. The lack of sleep cause you to be moodily, impatient and absent minded. You’ll find it difficult to focus and you’ll lose your sense of humor. You won’t be a pleasant company for your friends, family and colleagues.
3. According to a report of the Sleep Research Center from the British Loughborough University and cited by Divine.ca, every hour of sleep lost below eight consecutive hours represents the loss of approximately one point on a person’s IQ. So imagine after a whole workweek of sleeping poorly! That’s why you are told to get enough sleep before an interview or exam!
4. Lack of sleep can cause you to have trouble focusing on tasks, remembering things, and making rational decisions. Think of how this could impede your productivity at work.
5. Not getting enough sleep could affect the way your body processes food, even leading to unnecessary weight gain.
6. Research has shown that getting enough sleep can have an influence on your longevity, even more than having healthy eating habits, exercising enough, or heredity.
7. Sleep deprivation can affect your immune system, making it weaker, and leaving you more prone to illness and viruses.
8. Always being tired can cause you to be more nervous, even anxious, due to how much more difficulty you’ll have dealing with the stresses of day-to-day life.
9. Ever heard of “beauty sleep“? There’s a reason it’s called that: night time is when your skin cells renew themselves – same thing for you hair. And looking tired is so out.
10. A significant lack of sleep can have similar effects as alcohol, and cause you to have delayed reactions to different stimuli. Imagine how dangerous that can be when driving, working out, or any other activity that requires focus and coordination.
If you consistently have problems falling asleep, constantly wake up in the middle of the night, or always feel tired, consult your doctor: you may have a serious sleeping disorder.
Sleeping is essential. But not everyone needs the same number of hours of sleep to feel re-energized. The easiest way to figure out how much you need is to go to bed at a reasonable time, and see how long you sleep without being woken up by any outside sources (alarm clock, partner, child, light, etc.).