Alongside good nutrition and regular exercise, high quality sleep is a vital part of your health and well being. It can be easy to sacrifice quality sleep in the hustle and bustle of today’s world, but not prioritizing your sleep may be hindering you. In this article we will be discussing the importance of high quality sleep.
When we go to sleep at night our body enters a “recovery mode”. Some may imagine our bodies and brain are at rest when we sleep, but it is quite the opposite. Our bodies are actively working hard to recover from long strenuous days. At night the brain works hard to help solidify and repackage what you have learned throughout the day. The brain also works hard to remove what is not needed at the end of the day. Not getting enough high quality sleep can lead to memory inhibition and inability to focus on our daily tasks.
High quality sleep is also important for our physical health. Lack of high quality sleep can lead to health issues such as coronary heart disease, high blood pressure, obesity and strokes. In terms of our metabolism and hormone levels, poor quality sleep leads to an increase in hunger hormones such as leptin and ghrelin and decreases your ability to respond to insulin. These changes lead to increased consumption of food and decreased physical activity.
We hope you found this article helpful and that you can take the steps you need to get high quality sleep. At Fox Mattress, we craft all our mattresses right here in the USA, so you know you have a premium mattress to sleep on. Give us a call or visit our Holly Hills location to learn more about our premium offerings today!