The Importance of a Good Night’s Sleep
We all feel great after a full night of sleep, but did you know that the importance of a good night’s sleep goes well beyond just improving your mood? A good nights sleep is key to living a happy, healthy lifestyle. Getting those elusive 7-9 hours a night can benefit your heart, weight, mind and more! The right amount of slumber gives your body the time it needs to do some very important things. Here are a few of them:
- Sleep makes you smarter: Sleep is not only great for staying alert and attentive but it also influences our ability to learn new things!
- Sleep improves your mood: The phrase “waking up on the wrong side of the bed” feels all too real some mornings. When you toss and turn all night, your mood is bound to take a hit. Sleeping well allows your mind and body to relax and rest. This can help to manage stress and can give you energy and a more positive attitude.
- Sleep protects your waistline: There are two hormones related to sleep and weight, ghrelin and leptin. Ghrelin is a hunger hormone, and leptin is a hormone that tells you when you’re full. When you sleep less, your body makes more ghrelin and less leptin. Your snacking habits and cravings may make a bit more sense now, don’t they?
- Sleep protects your heart: Your blood pressure and heart rate slow down as you snooze. If you don’t get enough sleep, your body is constantly producing adrenaline and stress hormones to keep you up. It hurts your heart when your blood pressure and heart rate do not slow down. Sleep more and give your heart a break!
If you are struggling with occasional sleeplessness, we suggest trying our Integrative Therapeutics Coritsol Manager. This stress hormone stabilizer combines stress-reducing ingredients and cortisol lowering botanicals to help reduce stress and relieve occasional sleeplessness. This safe, natural, and non-habit forming formula increases the ability to fall asleep, stay asleep, and will not cause morning grogginess, while providing all-day stress reduction.
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