Staying Young - Get Plenty of Rest!
by Jan Winters
(Denver, Colorado, US)
Getting Enough Sleep is Important for a Healthy Life!
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In order for your body to stay healthy, you must get plenty of rest. You should try to go to bed before midnight if possible. It’s important that you at least get between 6 to 8 hours of sleep a day. Each individual is different. Some need more hours, others need less. Only you would know how much sleep you need.
If you deprive yourself of the sleep you need, you will start to feel it. Your body can slow down from a lack of sleep. If your body starts to slow down, it could be a sign that you’re starting to age, which is what you don’t want. If you continue with this route, your lack of sleep can cause you to get wrinkles, making you look older than what you really are.
Did you know that Lack of Sleep can actually harm your brain? You can’t function or think properly if you don’t get enough sleep. You need to get enough sleep because without it, you won’t be able to connect to information that you need to commit to memory. If your memory is failing, then people may consider you as “old”.
You can also gain weight by not getting enough sleep. It affects the way Nutrients & carbohydrates are held within our bodies. It may even change the hormone levels in your body. This in turn, can alter our appetite.
Lack of sleep during the night can contribute to sleeping during the day to make up for it. Plus, you wouldn’t be paying attention like you should. This can cause you to have an accident or cause you to make errors on a project or assignment.
You can also get mood swings by not getting enough sleep. You will get irritable, impatient and won’t be able to concentrate. You can experience bouts of hypertension. You can also experience issues with your cardiovascular system by not getting enough sleep.
Your immune system could be affected by this. If your immune system is failing, it will not be able to ward off diseases from your body. You would be able to ward off illnesses such as cancer if you got enough sleep.
For those who need to think in peace, meditation is a way that you can get some rest by just blocking everything out of your mind. Your brain is brought into a level of consciousness and you can heal from whatever is bothering you.
This self-healing process allows plenty of oxygen to flow in your body. The more you get into meditation, the more you will start to feel a sense of peace and personal gratification. Practicing yoga is also another great way to help relax you & induce natural sleep.
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