Anyone who has had a good nights sleep knows the feeling of waking up well rested and feeling on top of the world, a good night’s sleep is incredibly important for your health! Sleep is just as important as eating healthy and exercising for your overall wellbeing. Wellbeing is not just the absence of disease or illness. It is a complex combination of a person’s physical, mental, emotional and social health factors; it is strongly linked to happiness and life satisfaction. In short, wellbeing could be described as how you feel about yourself and your life.
Here are 5 ways that sleep will improve your health:
- Immune Health – Even a small loss of sleep has been shown to impair immune function and your ability to fight off infection. Study after study shows that if you skimp on sleep, you are likely to get ill. The more sleep you get the more you create the optimum environment for your natural defenses to work well.
- Mental Health – You will be able to cope better with the pressures of the day if you get enough sleep. You will help yourself avoid building up high libels of the stress hormones cortisol and adrenaline – then they are present you are unlikely to get a good quality deep sleep.
- Physical Health – Poor sleep is strongly linked to weight gain. Your body needs sleep to normalize weight-control hormones. In fact, short sleep duration is one of the strongest risk factors for obesity.
- Memory Health – Deep sleep dramatically improves how your brain works. It affects how nerve cells in the brain connect, governing everything from how the brain controls behavior to the ability to learn or remember.
If you find yourself having issues sleeping, come see us at the ENT Institute. We evaluate and treat those sleep disorders that include snoring, sleep apnea, chronic tiredness, insomnia, and difficulty falling asleep. Call today and make an appointment, your wellbeing depends on it!