Health: 6 benefits of sleeping 7 hours at night

Obinwannem News Health: 6 benefits of sleeping 7 hours at night

Some adults work tirelessly without having enough rest, sleeping is very necessary as it helps relaxes the system and facilitates efficiency at work.

It is petinent to note that one should atleast sleep seven hours at night for good health. Here are six reasons why sleeping seven hours is necessary

  1. It helps your brain work.

As you sleep, your brain works hard to form new pathways and get ready for the next day.
A good night’s sleep can improve learning and help you perform better at work or school, improving attention, judgement, and creativity.

  1. It can help prevent disease.

Sleep plays a role in healing the heart and blood vessels.
Ongoing sleep deprivation has been associated with an increased risk of many diseases including kidney disease, heart disease, hypertension, diabetes, and stroke.

  1. It balances hormones.

Sleep plays a large role in the production of hunger and satiety hormones. When sleep deprived, the body produces more ghrelin (the hormone that makes you feel hungry) and less leptin (the hormone that makes you feel full).
If you do not get a good night’s sleep, your hormone levels will be affected, causing you to feel hungrier than if you got at least 7 hours.

  1. It makes you more productive.

Sleep simply makes you more productive. When you are well rested you are more efficient and make less mistakes. This in turn makes you feel accomplished at the end of the day, going to bed feeling good about yourself.

  1. It may help balance blood sugar.

Sleep can affect the way the body reacts to insulin. Insulin is the hormone that controls blood sugar levels in the body.
When sleep deprived, the body may become less responsive to insulin, which causes higher than normal blood sugar levels, and increases the risk of diabetes.

  1. It boost immunity.

A good night’s sleep is great for the immune system. Sleep deprivation can impair the immune system, making it harder for your body to fight off common infections and viruses.
Get 7 hours a night to help prevent the scrape on your arm from becoming infected, or catching a cold from your coworker.

Lolo Ijeoma Njoku Obinwannem News Writer/ Sept 23, 2022

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