10 Reasons Why Good Sleep Is Important

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1. Poor Sleep Can Make You Fat
Poor sleep is strongly linked to weight gain.
People with short sleep duration tend to weigh significantly more than those who get adequate sleep.
In fact, short sleep duration is one of the strongest risk factors for obesity.

2. Good Sleepers Tend to Eat Fewer Calories
Studies show that sleep deprived individuals have a bigger appetite and tend to eat more calories.
Sleep deprivation disrupts the daily fluctuations in appetite hormones and is believed to cause poor appetite regulation.

3. Good Sleep Can Improve Concentration and Productivity
Sleep is important for various aspects of brain function.

4. Good Sleep Can Maximize Athletic Performance
Sleep has been shown to enhance athletic performance.
In a study on basketball players, longer sleep was shown to significantly improve speed, accuracy, reaction times, and mental wellbeing.

5. Poor Sleepers Have a Greater Risk of Heart Disease and Stroke
We know that sleep quality and duration can have a major effect on many risk factors.

7. Poor Sleep Is Linked to Depression
Mental health issues, such as depression, are strongly linked to poor sleep quality and sleeping disorders.

8. Sleep Improves Your Immune Function
Even a small loss of sleep has been shown to impair immune function.

9. Poor Sleep Is Linked to Increased Inflammation
Sleep can have a major effect on inflammation in the body.

10. Sleep Affects Emotions and Social Interactions
Sleep loss reduces our ability to interact socially.

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