With today’s hustle and bustle, it seems as though many of us are not sleeping until we get everything done on our to do lists. Whether it is prepping for tomorrow’s healthy meals or wiping off our makeup, at the end of the day we do not want to become behind so we put off our sleep just to cross out that last item. If you find yourself not getting at least 7 to 8 hours of sleep, pay attention to these reasons why you should be getting enough sleep at night. It will help you remain healthy along with a healthy diet and exercise.
More Sleep Helps with Weight Loss
If you have woken up in the middle of the night with a craving for something sweet, you are most likely in a position to gain weight quicker. Studies show that people who get more sleep are able to gain more energy as opposed to gain more weight because they are making healthier eating decisions throughout the day. Also, the more tired you are the more you crave foods that are high in fats and sugars.
More Sleep Helps Prevent Hair Loss
When you sleep for the proper amount of hours (7 to 8 hours), you are helping your hair grow. While you sleep, your tissues are being repaired, muscle growth is occurring and protein synthesis occurs as well. Remember that your hair calls for protein in order to help it grow. Therefore, the lack of sleep causes an internal disturbance that causes hair loss.
More Sleep Helps Rejuvenate Your Skin
Remember that sleep also helps your skin look fresh and well rested. There is nothing worse than having bags or dark circles under your eyes that concealer just can’t hide.
More Sleep also helps prevents disease and helps to put you in a better mood throughout the day. So the next time you create your to do list, don’t forget to add 7 to 8 hours of sleep at the bottom. If you have trouble trying to find out a good time to sleep, determine the time you would like to wake up in the morning and count back 8 hours. That should work, now go and get some rest!