Sleep is essential for the mind, the body and the soul, the quality of the resting period influencing the way we function during the day. Here are some of the most important health benefits of getting a good night’s sleep:

  • The impact on heart health – poor sleep is associated with high blood pressure, high cholesterol levels and it also has an impact on the condition of the blood vessels, increasing the risk of heart attacks and stroke. To maintain the health of your heart, you should get 7-9 hours of sleep, preferably starting before midnight;
  • Stress levels – our bodies need to endure high levels of stress during hour waking hours. Poor sleep adds even more, putting our body into high alert even when it needs some stress-free time, while good, relaxing sleep helps us cope with next day’s stress more efficiently;
  • Inflammation – lack of sleep or poor sleep increases the level of stress hormones in the body, which worsens inflammatory processes. Good-quality sleep, on the other hand, reduces these inflammations and strengthens the body’s immune system, making it more resistant to illnesses;
  • Memory and mental performance – good sleep helps our brain perform at its very best, maintain proper focus and ensuring our memory works well, too.

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