8 Benefits of a Good Night’s Sleep

Our sleep needs vary quite a bit. For most of us, it’s around eight hours a night. You might find that you need more and don’t feel quite right after only eight hours, which is also totally normal. Or, you may have a rare genetic mutation which means that you only need six hours a night and can function perfectly well long-term.

Most of us can cope with a few small variations. The odd late night might leave you a little tired and grumpy or have not affect at all. As long as you go back to eight hours as soon as you can, it won’t do any harm. You might also find that you have the odd catch-up. After a busy week, a few sleepless nights or a heavy workout session you might find that you sleep for over ten hours in one night. As a one-off, this is also fine. It’s just your body’s way of telling you that a little extra rest is necessary and it’s taking the chance to catch up when it can. However, if this starts happening regularly for no clear reason and you struggle to open your eyes after a solid eight hours, you should see your GP as it might be a sign of an underlying health condition.

The many advantages of sleep

Are you getting enough Zs? Photo from David Mao at Unsplash.

So, sleep is important, and if you are struggling to get enough, it’s a good idea to try some home remedies like CBT for insomnia, warm drinks before bed, cutting caffeine and sugar later in the day or increasing your activity levels. But, why is sleep so important? What are the real benefits of a good night’s sleep? Spoiler alert, there’s probably a lot more to it than you think. Let’s look at eight of the benefits of a good night’s sleep.

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Follow These Steps to Discover the Best Mattress for Your Body

As a general rule of thumb, it is claimed that we spend about one-third of our lives in bed. That is a lot of time if you think about it. So, why settle for second best? You definitely wouldn’t do that when you’re choosing your life partner or when you are buying a car or a house. In those situations, we conduct some serious due diligence to come to the perfect conclusion.

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Making Marvelous Mornings A Daily Occurrence

Tips for starting the day out right

Make the most of the day by improving your morning routine. Photo from Pexels, CC0.

Making marvelous mornings a daily occurrence is absolutely possible! If you want a healthy, happy life, then getting your mornings right can be your best step forward. Not enough people think about this. Just consider how you start your day. Do you wake up groggy and tired, reaching for that cup of coffee with eyes half-shut? Do you worry about how much time you have before work every day? Do you stress about the busy day ahead?

If you take a step back, you’ll likely see that this is not a healthy way of doing things. Wearing yourself out can easily happen if you’re not careful, and over the long term the morning stresses are sure to accumulate and drive you a bit crazy.

This is why the morning is the most important thing to get right. This mini-guide will help you do that:

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