“Sleep solves everything.”
The statement is quite right but if you compromise your sleep; it can ruin everything. To understand the theory; why it is so powerful, the below-given information will help you a lot.
What is sleep?
The first and foremost question is do you know what sleep is. Well, it’s a natural periodic process at which our body is at rest and brain is in an active state, in fact, a lot more active.
Definition: “Sleep is a naturally recurring state of mind and body, characterized by altered consciousness, relatively inhibited sensory activity, inhibition of nearly all voluntary muscles, and reduced interactions with surroundings”
Does sleep have any effect on your health?
The answer is yes; it affects your mental and physical health as well as the quality of life you live which includes your immune system, mental and physical health, emotional balance, creativity, productivity, and vitality.
Why these effects?
Sleep is an important part of our daily routine. To figure out the reason behind these effects, you must know the purpose of sleep as well as what happens when you sleep.
Till now nobody knows the actual biological purpose, but it is a fact that it affects each and every process of the body. Few researches claim that sleep offers biological maintenance to restore the body’s system and make the body perform at its peak level, sustain the attention and concentration to facilitates learning & memory, and protect the immune system from the infections.
What are the benefits of good quality sleep?
These benefits are divided into two groups which are as follows
- It improves learning ability by 20%
- It enhances the speed of getting solutions for complex problems by 50%.
- FPromotes youthful appearance by improving skin health.
- Heighten athletic performance
- Controls insulin secretion
- Increases the testosterone levels
- Boost the cell division process
For next part visit: The Science of Sleep | the Series of 5-Part Guide to Healthy Sleep (Part 2)