Today I Learn… I make a point of learning something new everyday. This is what I learn each day

1, Mar 7, 2012

National Sleep Awareness week, so we were told

Filed under: Health — admin @ 12:50 am
Yesterday, I received an internal email about National Sleep Awareness week. I have not heard of this until that moment, though I think it beneficial to have this reminder. Here are the main points about sleep.
(1) Aim for 6-8 hours of sleep every day
(2) Good sleep helps keep your heart healthy, makes you feel better
(3) Sleep is the time for the body to repair itself. “Your body needs the extra protein molecules that your body produces while you’re sleeping. It helps strengthen your ability to fight infection and stay healthy. These molecules help your immune system mend your body at a cellular level when you are stressed or have been exposed to compromising elements such as pollutants and infectious bacteria.”
(4) Sleep improves your memory.
(5) Sleep reduces your chances of diabetes. “Lack of sleep may lead to type 2 diabetes by affecting how your body processes glucose, which is the carbohydrate your cells use for fuel.”
(6) Sleep helps control weight problem. The argument goes sleep helps regulate the hormones that affect and control your appetite. You tend to overeat when the hormones go wired.
(7) Sleep reduces the occurrence of mood disorders. You are likely to feel grumpy when you have not had enough sleep.

No Comments »

No comments yet.

RSS feed for comments on this post. TrackBack URL

Leave a comment

You must be logged in to post a comment.

Powered by WordPress