We know the holidays are still about to fully roll in, but most of you might already be planning your New Year’s resolutions by now. Every year we recommend sleeping more as an additional entry and we’re doing it again this year. Why? Because it’s good for you.
It’s no secret that most of us are sleep deprived. What with our busy schedules, long and stressful commutes, and the desire to spend more time with our families, we’re really strapped for time to catch some zzz’s. And since sleep is an essential requirement of our bodies to function better, it’s just normal that we should care about this matter.
If this isn’t enough reason for you to get more zzz’s, here are four more reasons why you should sleep more in 2017.
1. It will improve your health.
Sleeping more on a regular basis can do wonders to your health. It can minimize your risks of getting serious illnesses, boost your immunity, and clear your skin among other things.
2. It will help you lose weight.
Experts say that sleeping an hour more everyday can help you in losing weight. More zzz’s can affect your metabolism and will give you enough energy to power through the day. This will help you minimize your sugar, caffeine, and carbohydrates intake, which are all stored as fat by the body. If you can skip these food groups, you’re definitely on your way to getting a slimmer and fitter body.
3. It will help you perform better.
As mentioned before, more sleep means more energy. This will help you stay awake and alert to let you perform better, whether when it comes to your studies, work, training, or any other particular physical activity that you might be involved in.
4. It will improve your mood.
Lack of sleep always leave us cranky, mostly because we’re tired. If you sleep better, you’ll feel more awake and well rested, so you won’t feel too stressed about not getting enough rest and you can be your normal self. This will help you stay in a good disposition and can help you avoid having certain psychological problems.
These are just four reasons how sleeping more can help improve your quality of life. Hopefully it’s enough to convince you that you should get more zzz’s.