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Sleep plays an important role in our physical and mental health.  Our bodies and brains are constantly working, whether we are at our demanding jobs or simply just sitting on the couch watching our favourite show. Sleep is almost like the power down button for our body’s and brains, a chance to reset and allow your body to recuperate.  We all know the value of sleeping well, and we’ve all experienced the feeling of being refreshed after a good night’s sleep – and the feeling of fatigue after a poor night’s sleep. But even though we know this, in our busy society, many of us are not getting the quality sleep needed to truly receive the health benefits of sleep. [1]

What most people fail to understand is that sleep and mental and physical health are closely related. Think of the days where you have only had a few hours sleep, then you have to wake up and start your day, think of how you felt, you probably had to drag yourself from meeting to meeting, you felt tired and just a little bit irritable and even things that you do every day like hitting the gym for those customized workouts seemed like a mission. It is because your body and brain did not get enough rest.

According to an article written by Healthline[2] ,” the long-term effects of sleep deprivation are real. Lack of sleep can drain your mental abilities and put your physical health at real risk. Science has linked poor sleeping habits with all kinds of health problems, from weight gain to a weakened immune system. It can also compromise decision-making processes and creativity. Your body needs sleep, just as it needs air and food to function at its best. During sleep, your body heals itself and restores its chemical balance. Your brain forges new connections and helps memory retention. Without enough sleep; your brain and body systems won’t function normally. It can also dramatically lower your quality of life.”

Just think of your body as a factory or a machine that performs a number of important functions, without “powering down” or “rebooting” you are likely to perform every task at a very slow gradual pace because you have been working overtime without shutting down. Missing out on the recommended 7 to 9 hours of shut-eye nightly does more harm than good to our mental and physical well-being.

Let us look at some of the effects lack of sleep has on our physical and mental well-being according to Healthline[3] :

  1. Weight gain. Believe it or not, when our body does not get enough sleep, the chemicals that signal to your brain that you are full are off balance. As a result, you are likely to eat more food than you are supposed to which can lead to weight gain.
  2. Heart disease. Sleep deprivation may lead to increased blood pressure and higher levels of chemicals linked to inflammation, both of which play a big role in heart disease.
  3. Memory issues. During sleep, your brain forms connections that help you grasp and remember new information. A lack of sleep can affect your long term and short term memory.

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[1] https://www.resmed.com/us/en/consumer/diagnosis-and-treatment/healthy-sleep/what-happens-during-sleep.html

[2] https://www.healthline.com/health/sleep-deprivation/effects-on-body#1

[3] https://www.healthline.com/health/sleep-deprivation/effects-on-body#2

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