Everyone knows they feel better with a good night sleep but the benefits of a good night’s sleep is far more important than many people realise. A solid, uninterrupted sleep has a long list of benefits for both the body and the mind. Although you are probably aware of some of the benefits of good sleep, such as increased energy and improved appearance, here are some of the lesser known benefits of a good night’s sleep:
Improved physical and mental performance
Studies have shown that a well-rested person achieves greater results in exams and challenging situations as well as physically performing better in their day to day lives.
Improved attention span
An improved attention span can help you achieve more in your day and increase your productivity in the activities you are doing, leaving you more energy to do the things you enjoy!
Aids in weight loss
A good night’s sleep doesn’t only help you to make better food choices throughout the day and decrease your chances of indulging in unhealthy foods, it has also been shown to increase fat loss and decrease muscle loss which will help you to lose weight on the scales while looking trim and toned.
Lowers stress levels
With stress being a huge contributor to poor mental health, is it vital to have strategies to help control stress and sleep has been shown to have one of the biggest influences on a person’s stress levels.
So with sleep being so important to all areas of your health and well-being, now is the time to start making it a priority. For some helpful tips on how to improve the quality of your sleep, because let’s face it we don’t all get the 8 hours we should be getting, check out our range of therapeutic pillows or our blog on ‘7 ways to get a good nights sleep’.