We’re always on the lookout for ways to transform our lives, but sometimes we forget that along with exercise there’s another miracle drug within our control, sleep.
A good nights sleep can make or break your day. Many of clients work long hours & generally party too hard meaning not enough sleep has had through the working week.
If you are not getting enough. This is what you are missing out on………
You will be able to build muscle faster
There’s a reason that fitness magazines and forums always focus on the importance of sleep. If you don’t sleep, you can’t build muscle.
Your body uses most of the night (except when you are in REM sleep) to heal damage done to your cells and tissues. At the start of the night and during slow wave sleep, your body also releases growth hormone. Lack of sleep, on the other hand can be linked to muscle atrophy.
Fewer problems with depression and anxiety
People who sleep less tend to have more symptoms of depression, lower self esteem, and more anxiety — though that’s an association and it’s possible that those symptoms cause people to sleep less.
Still, many studies show that sleep loss has an even stronger effect on mood than it does on cognitive ability or motor function, which is a strong indicator that sleeping more could help.
More productive at work and more focused at home
The more tired you are, the harder it to concentrate on something, and distraction can take a toll on both work and your personal life. Attention tasks appear to be particularly sensitive to sleep loss.” So if you want to focus either on a job or a conversation.
Less likely to catch a cold
While going out in the cold doesn’t make you more likely to catch one, being exposed to one does. But if you haven’t slept before being exposed to a virus, your weakened immune system makes you much more likely to catch it. If you sleep less than seven hours a night you are almost three times more likely to catch the virus.
Fewer heart problems
A study I read recently said sleeping five hours or less a night was associated with a 45% increased risk for heart attacks. Keeping people awake increases their blood pressure even healthy young men who have one bad night of only 3.5 hours of sleep show significant temporary changes.
Sleep helps control body weight issues
Sleep helps regulate the hormones that affect and control your appetite. Studies have shown that when your body is deprived of sleep, the normal hormone balances are interrupted and your appetite increases. Unfortunately this increase in appetite doesn’t lead to a craving for fruits and veggies. Rather, your body longs for foods high in calories, fats, and carbohydrates.