So, even though it is the weekend, be sure to stick as close as possible to your sleep routine. A good night’s rest is important :
The Harvard Women’s Health Watch suggests six reasons to get enough sleep:
1) Learning and memory: Sleep helps the brain commit new information to memory through a process called memory consolidation. In studies, people who’d slept after learning a task did better on tests later.
2) Metabolism and weight: Chronic sleep deprivation may cause weight gain by affecting the way our bodies process and store carbohydrates, and by altering levels of hormones that affect our appetite.
3) Safety: Sleep debt contributes to a greater tendency to fall asleep during the daytime. These lapses may cause falls and mistakes such as medical errors, air traffic mishaps, and road accidents.
4) Mood: Sleep loss may result in irritability, impatience, inability to concentrate, and moodiness. Too little sleep can also leave you too tired to do the things you like to do.
5) Cardiovascular health: Serious sleep disorders have been linked to hypertension, increased stress hormone levels, and irregular heartbeat.
6) Disease: Sleep deprivation alters immune function, including the activity of the body’s killer cells. Keeping up with sleep may also help fight cancer.
I do know that when I do get enough sleep, I feel better, I look better and Brian will certainly tell you that I am easier to get along with 🙂
It’s Friday Follow!!!!
This is my 3rd week to participate in Friday Follow. This is a lot of fun and a great way to find some great blogs and people!