If you don't think that getting an extra hour or two of sleep at night can make a difference in your day-to-day life, think again. If you find yourself getting less than seven, or eight, hours of sleep per night, consider making a few lifestyle changes. Here are three ways getting the recommended amount of sleep can benefit you.
Improve Your Health
No, extra sleep won't make you invincible, but numerous studies show that not getting enough sleep every night increases your risk of heart disease, heart attacks, and diabetes. Do your body a favor and let it rest. Your body is designed to sleep, to heal itself as you rest, so let it. Don't risk future health problems for a few extra hours on the computer.
Improve your Mood
Getting enough sleep won't turn you into the happiest person on earth, but it will give you a mood boost. Generally, people who are tired are also cranky. That's because lack of sleep messes with your emotional regulation. If you don't get enough sleep you're more likely to experience anger, or sadness, at times that you normally wouldn't suffer from those particular emotions.
Improve Weight Loss
Leptin is a hormone that helps you “feel full.” Lack of sufficient sleep causes your leptin levels to drop. Basically, not getting enough sleep makes you hungrier. It also causes you to crave higher-calorie foods.
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