According to the study conducted in 2015 by the Institute of Sleep and Vigilance (INSV), 1/4 of French complain about lack of sleep, especially working days, and 1/3 report suffering from sleep disorders. Indeed, the sleep of French seems of poor quality and 73% of them say to wake up about 30 minutes at least once a night. These interspersed nights have an unfavorable effect on our well-being and in particular on 25/34 year olds.
A good night's sleep is one of the most effective remedies. It gives you more energy, helps you manage stress, and increases your overall well-being. Your system also benefits from countless benefits when you sleep during the 7 to 8 hours recommended by experts. Sleeping less negatively affects all the functions of your body, from memory to your mood, in addition to increasing the risk of heart problems.
If you are still not convinced, here are the 11 main benefits of sleep on health:
• Sleep keeps your heart healthy.
Lack of sleep increases your chances of spending a lot of time in a cardiologist's office. Regularly depriving yourself of sleep can cause an increase in stress hormones such as cortisol. Such an increase forces your heart to work harder, no longer getting all the rest it needs.
• It prevents weight gain.
A good night's sleep will not necessarily make you lose weight, but it can help you avoid it. Lack of sleep increases the production of ghrelin, a hormone that stimulates appetite. By having less energy and being more subject to stress, lack of sleep reduces your ability to resist junk food cravings.
• It reduces the risk of road accidents.
Since lack of sleep affects your concentration and reaction time, driving a vehicle in a state of fatigue can be as dangerous as driving while intoxicated. Research confirms that people who sleep only 6 to 7 hours a night are twice as likely to be involved in an accident as people who sleep at least 8 hours a night. If you sleep less than 5 hours a night, your risk of being involved in a car accident quadruples.
• Sleep strenthens your immune system.
Want to prevent injuries and take less sick time? Make it a habit to sleep well to keep your immune cells and the proteins in your immune system on alert. Quality sleep also makes vaccines more effective.
• It prevents your brain from "Frying".
If a good night's sleep is linked to a high level of concentration and cognitive performance, only one sleepless night and you will feel ineffective and disoriented the next day. Your memory is not as lively as usual and everything you do seems to be slow. You are more prone to make mistakes at work, but less alert to realize and correct them.
• It ignites your sex life.
Quality sleep keeps your testosterone level high, prevents erectile problems and assures you that you will never be too tired to make love. Research shows that men who sleep less than six hours a night have less testosterone, and such a drop automatically lowers their sex drive.
• It can prevent headaches.
If stress gives you headaches, resting well will help prevent them. Lack of sleep plays a role in your ability to manage stress and anxiety, two factors that can lead to migraines.
• It keeps you fit for your workout.
A quality night's sleep is like a natural supplement, improving your speed, coordination, reaction time and muscle recovery. A lack of sleep, even in the short term, comes to shake all these factors.
• It enhances your mood.
Remember the last time you slept very well: you probably woke up in a good mood, full of energy, less likely to see everyday challenges turn into sources of anger and frustration. Lack of sleep makes you more vulnerable to stress and anxiety, preventing you from sleeping well the next night and quickly creating a vicious cycle. Avoid it by simply putting yourself in bed at a reasonable time every night.
• Sleep increases your pain threshold.
If you want to be more tolerant of pain, sleep more. In a 2012 Sleep journal study, the group that slept an average of 9 hours per night could sustain pain up to 25% longer than the group who slept an average of 7 hours per night.
• It affects your interpersonnal relationships.
If lack of sleep can make you more irritable and moody, it is not surprising that people who sleep little are more prone to discord, their ability to feel empathy being particularly affected.
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