Could you have greener pockets, a thinner waistline, improved intelligence, and even a happier disposition by doing one simple task? It’s not even expensive to do, either– actually, it’s totally free.
In fact, you do it already every single day: ladies and gentlemen, meet sleep!
Even though the majority of us fail to give this powerful nighttime routine its deserved attention, deciding to skimp on valuable shut-eye, sleep is truly the only activity you can do to greatly better all the aforementioned factors in your life. Partaking in deep sleep often sets off fast and far-reaching health improvements, while poor sleeping habits bring about health issues quickly. With this in mind, let’s take a look at some of the primary ways sleep improves health below:
Inferior Sleep Gets You Fat
Regardless of the diet you try following, whether it’s vegetarian or paleo, it’s not going to prove as effective if you’re only experiencing sub-par sleep. According to sleep specialist Dr. Richard Simon, people who fail to acquire proper sleep are more likely to have physiologic insufficiencies that often lead to a greater appetite and higher caloric intake.
In fact, overeating on whatever nutritional program you’re on can be counterproductive; even if you swear you have the inner-fortitude to remain tight to your regimen, what’s the point in fighting an over-stimulated appetite if you shouldn’t need to? Simply improve your sleeping patterns, and you’ll realize that your diet is a whole lot easier and more efficient than you remember!
Poor Sleeping Habits Can Make You Clinically Depressed
Sleep is so vital to your overall health that insomnia can literally make you become clinically depressed– even if your personal and family histories don’t include depression. According to Mayo Clinic sleep specialist Dr. Robert Auger, individuals suffering from insomnia who have no history of depression are a whopping four times more likely to incur depression than people with good sleeping habits. So if your day-to-day mood hasn’t been up-to-par, maybe it’s because your sleeping patterns haven’t been, either!
Get your sleep, folks– it could keep you happy more than anything else.
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