5 Tips To a Better Nights Sleep

 Fitness Friday | 5 Tips to a Better Night’s Sleep


5 Tips to a Better Night's Sleep

Sleep: It’s at the cornerstone of our overall health. After about two weeks of no sleep, you will either die or be in a near-death state. Sleep helps with so many different problems and health concerns I couldn’t even begin to scratch the surface but here are some benefits I found to receiving a good night’s sleep and some tips to improve your sleep.

1) Improved Memory

When we sleep at night, our brain is fast at work decoding what we learned during the day. It takes memories and stores them. If you don’t get enough sleep at night, your brain won’t be able to retain or recall information. Our brain also makes decisions while we sleep. A study published in the journal ‘Current Biology’ found that the brain processes complex stimuli during sleep, and uses this information to make decisions while awake.

2) Improved Concentration

The high quality of sleep has been linked to massive positive increases in concentration. Lack of sleep can cause drowsiness, which slows down your reaction time. Drowsiness can make you just as dangerous on the road as a drunk driver.

3) Easier Weight Loss

Sleep is like nutrition for the brain. Poor quality of sleep inhibits growth hormone levels (which builds muscle and burns fat), increases your cravings and reduces your physical activity level.This means that if you get the recommended amount of sleep each night you can prevent the above from happening which increases your chances of success in losing weight.

4) Lower Stress Levels

Research shows that amount of sleep is directly correlated with the level of stress you feel. Stress doesn’t just affect your brain, and it can affect your body as well, causing high blood pressure, heart disease, and more. People who are under stress typically consume large amounts of caffeine to get through the day because of their lack of sleep. Try to avoid caffeine after two p.m., to help get better sleep at night. By getting the recommended amount of sleep each night you’ll feel happier, more confident, and avoid the adverse effects of stress.

5) Stronger Immune System

You know when you’re sick, and the doctor recommends sleep to help fight the infection, so you get better, faster? Well, sleeping keeps your immune system in tip-top shape even when you’re not sick. If you’re not getting adequate sleep your immune system is weakened and if you do manage to catch a cold it’ll take you longer to get over the sickness.

Below are 5 tips to a better night’s sleep:

 5 tips to a better nights sleep

  1. #5 – Stronger immunity is right on! When you get so weary and not enough rest your body simply is weaker when it comes to warding off viruses. It does make a difference to get more rest.

    • Couldn’t agree more Rhonda. Sleep is very important to stay healthy during flu season!

  2. Mattie says:

    I’ve heard about waking up at the same time everyday – even on weekends!! I’ve been trying to do this and I find myself actually being more energized throughout the day! Which is SO nice – because I used to be a huge nap person in college – but it’s great being able to be active all day!! Great tips!!

    • yeah, I’ve been waking up at around 7-8am and now my body has just become accustomed to it. I can’t remember the last time I slept past like 9:30am. It makes a huge difference.

  3. I noticed that so many of my friends don’t get the proper sleep, and would jokingly make fun of me because I always went to bed around 11 at night. But what they didn’t know is this is how I was able to accomplish so much during the day. I was well-rested and stress free. It was easier to stay productive when you’ve have your sleep! Greats points and tips!
    Kiara | https://www.blissfullybrunette.com

    • Yeah, I’m always the old lady in bed by 11pm too. But I like waking up early in the morning and sipping coffee while watching the news with my dogs…

  4. Shayla says:

    People think I am crazy when I say I don’t sleep in, but I have found #1 to be oh so true! Keep yourself on a schedule!

    • I am glad I found so many likeminded people – haha. My husband hates I’m up at 8am on a Saturday instead of laying bed.

  5. Kelsie says:

    I wish I was better about keeping regular bedtimes. I get so out of whack on the weekends!

    • That’s a lot of people issue. They think sleeping in is good for them. They’re “catching up on their sleep”, but that’s false.

  6. This is a wonderful post because it’s so helpful! With all this “New Year New You” stuff going on it’s easy forget about a good nights’ rest! Thank you!

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