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There are numerous recommendations a healthcare professional may give you to exact a healthy mind and body, including the importance of sleep. At the cornerstone of most recommendations is that you must make sure you get an adequate amount of sleep.

The importance of sleep when it comes to a healthy mind and body cannot be understated, and there are several reasons as to why. For instance, other than simply removing dark circles from under your eyes, a good amount of sleep can lead to a healthier heart, weight, and more.

Here are some reasons why sleep is essential for a healthy mind and body:

1. It improves memory

Your mind is fast at work whilst you sleep – conducting various unconscious processes that aid you when you’re awake. One of these unconscious processes is your memory. Good sleep allows you to strengthen your memory and help you retain learned skills. This is particularly the case as sleep clears your mind and allows you to view things more clearly.

2. It lowers the risk of accident

A lack of sleep can lead to more accidents or injury to yourself and/or others. This is because the amount of sleep you get has a direct impact on your attention span and ability to concentrate. Sleep allows you to relax more which makes it easier to concentrate.

3. It prevents inflammation

Body inflammation is linked to several diseases or health problems – such as strokes, heart diseases, diabetes, and arthritis. Having an insufficient amount of sleep can put you at greater risk of body inflammation and make you prone to these diseases. This is because the level of inflammatory proteins in your blood increases when you get less than six hours of sleep – thereby putting you at risk for the above conditions.

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4. It lowers stress levels

Stress is an unhealthy yet inevitable part of everyday life that can affect both your mental and physical health. When coupled with an insufficient amount of sleep, stress levels are proven to affect your cardiovascular health. This could lead to severe health problems, such as heart attacks or strokes. Getting eight or more hours of sleep a night can improve your mental health overall and reduce the amount of stress you encounter on a daily basis.

5. It balances your hormones

A poor sleeping pattern is associated with fluctuations in hormonal levels. These fluctuations can contribute to negative mood swings or over-eating. A good sleeping pattern allows you to balance your hormone levels and prevent chemical imbalances from affecting your mood.

6.It aids our immune system

Sleep helps the body to repair, regenerate, and recover. This is because it bolsters your body strength and makes it more able to fight off unhealthy bacteria. This means it can aid the immune system when it comes to fighting off infection or illnesses. In times when you’re not ill, sleep can support your immune system to decrease the chances of you getting sick.

 

In conclusion, the importance of sleep is crucial when it comes to good health and fitness.

For further information, browse our site at www.pickspt.com.au. The expert and friendly Picks PT Team offers a FREE 30-minute initial consultation. So, feel free to call our team today on 0420 998 460. We’re proud to service Macarthur, Campbelltown, Mount Annan, Camden and surrounding areas.

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