Why good sleep is so important

Sleep is so important for many reasons! This is a topic that i am so passionate about because i am naturally a light sleeper and when my stress levels are high, this can throw out my sleep pattern. For the past two years i have had many nights broken sleep. I’m sure some of you have experienced this, but lack of sleep can be debilitating!

 

I am not just talking about going to work on a few hours sleep as a one off. I am talking about lack of ability to rest, repair and recharge. There are so many negative side effects and I have experienced this first hand. This is why when it comes to sleep and improving your sleep, i think i have researched, read and tried most tips out there. I hope that you will find some of these tips helpful if you are lacking in sleep and rest. But before we get into how to fix it, let’s learn a little bit more about sleep and why it is so important to have good sleep!

This is what can cause a sleep disorder:

  • Brain and nervous system issues

  • Cardiovascular issues

  • Immune issues

  • Emotional disorders (depression, chronic stress, worry)

  • Alcohol and Substance use

We need sleep to help us:

  • healing damaged cells

  • boosting your immune system

  • Recover and process the day’s activities

  • Recharge your heart and cardiovascular system for the next day

If we don’t get this good night sleep over time we can become drowsy and moody. Our brain will struggle to take in new information and concentrate. We also tend to gain weight as we crave fatty foods. Over time the long term effects can be damaging to our immune system.

Stay tuned for tips on how to improve your sleep to follow!