Sleep is something we take for granted and really some wear it as a badge of honor that they get little sleep. The reality is we need sleep for so many aspects of our life. We do more than we think throughout the day and sleeping is the only time we truly shut down and repair the body.
When we get enough sleep we can actually improve athletic performance. You don’t have to be a professional athlete for this. Those who exercise on a daily basis fall in this category. We actually do some damage to our bodies when we get a tough workout and when we sleep the body is able to repair and get stronger.
When kids get good sleep they will see their grades improve. How many times do we hear from teachers that the morning is brutal for kids as they are sleepy and can’t focus. More sleep will help in this.
As mentioned earlier, good sleep can help performance, it can also help to keep a healthy weight.
When we are rested from a good night sleep we can also lower our stress levels. There are so many things to be stressed out from today that lack of sleep can only increase the stress levels.
Driving while tired can be just as dangerous and drinking and driving. Some try to stretch long drives in a short amount of time. Getting rest can help get you there safely.
While sometimes we may think we just can’t get those 7-9 hours of sleep, it is so much more important to make that a priority, just like going to work.
Until next time…