August 9, 2016
Time is so precious to all of us and we don’t sleep enough. Many of us will complain that there are not enough hours in the day to complete our “to do” lists or get everything done. It’s just the way of it. So getting more sleep is probably low on your priority list. But this is where you are doing yourself a disservice. Getting more sleep could make your more productive throughout the day.
Have you ever found yourself feeling low on energy and too tired while trying to do something? Or not feeling as alert and a task takes longer than it should? This is down to the amount of sleep you are getting and the quality of it. So with that in mind, here are some of the magical benefits you could experience by gaining more sleep.
Improve your memory
Little do you know, but while you are snoozing away, your mind is pretty busy. It’s reaffirming the skills you may have learnt throughout the day and practising them in your mind. It’s a process called consolidation. If you find yourself under a bit of stress, perhaps learning a speech or trying to master a new skill to do with work, getting more sleep could help. You are allowing yourself time.
Can help your weight loss journey
Yes, that is right, you read that correctly. You are capable of losing weight while you sleep. So if you find yourself on a new weight loss journey, perhaps focusing on your sleep is your secret weapon. Combining quality sleep of seven hours or more gives your body time. Your body is busy while you are resting, breaking down food deposits and working away. So give yourself that time.
It can help you be more creative
Do you work in a creative industry? Perhaps you enjoy spending your spare time being creative by painting or writing. Whatever you do as a creative outlet, gaining more quality sleep can help you be better. As your brain reaffirms your memories, it also gives you the opportunity to feel more inspired. Which could spur on creativity for you the following day.
It can sharpen your attention span
Gaining more and good quality sleep at that will help you concentrate more throughout the day. Many times you may face tasks during the day that you find take you longer because you can’t focus your attention or concentrate. This will most likely be down to lack of good quality sleep. So getting more could help you in your career, when learning or just tackling your “to do” list more efficiently.
It could lower your stress levels
We can all feel a little stressed from time to time. It goes with the territory of being an adult. But how we handle stress can vary. Gaining more shut eye could make you feel more secure and comfortable with yourself, which can lead to lowering your stress levels. You are more likely to be positive, rather than negative.
I hope this has inspired you to get a good night’s rest.