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Why sleep is so important for you

Although sleeping in addition to your school life, work, sports, hobbies, and social life may be ‘an afterthought’, it’s very important to have a good night’s sleep! You might think to yourself that this is pretty obvious, but do you actually know what it’s good for?

  1. Rest mode for brains

Because when you sleep, your brain processes all the information you received that day and also all the impressions you had that day. It sometimes results in dreams, which you might or might not remember. And it helps you to wake up with a fresh start the next morning.

2. Relaxing

After all, your body relaxes completely when you’re asleep. You’re entirely zen, and that without doing yoga. It helps you to stay safe from stress for a couple of hours, helps you charge your energy lost.

3. Recharges energy

Even though I briefly mentioned this, I wanted to show a little more depth to it. Because while sleeping, you build up new energy so that you wake up fresh the next day. And the name of this sleep phase? Very simple: the recovery phase!

Woman Lying on Bed Near Window

4. Skin

When you sleep, your organs recover. And while it may sound weird, your skin is also an organ. In that case, you don’t need to apply all those cremes and whatnots on your skin. Simply let sleep take care of it!

5. Immune system

During sleep, your immune system releases proteins called cytokines, some of which help promote sleep. Certain cytokines need to increase when you have an infection or inflammation, or when you’re under stress. Sleep deprivation may decrease production of these protective cytokines.

6. Disadvantages

When you suffer from sleep deprivation, you’re easily hungry, you’re much more emotional, you’re not concentrated, you’re less alert, forgetful, easily stressed, and also more cranky. In the long run, lack of sleep can even lead to chronic fatigue or feelings of depression.

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18 thoughts on “Why sleep is so important for you

  1. I have always said that sleep is my best friend. When I go to bed early on my work nights I feel energetic and in a good mood. When I don’t the opposite happens. Your tips are spot on!

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