It’s Sleep Awareness Week! At Shhh Silk we know a thing or two about getting good sleep. So here’s a few things we think you should know about sleep.
The Importance Of Sleep
Sleep Deprivation Can Lead To Many Health Concerns
Chronic sleep deprivation increases the risk of, respiratory diseases, schizophrenia-like symptoms, memory loss, violent behaviour and diabetes.
Sleep Can Boost Your Immune System
Not only does sleep deprivation leave you more vulnerable to getting sick after being exposed to a virus, but it also affects your ability to recover from illness. Something we should all value due to the ongoing pandemic.
Sleep Can Increase Exercise Performance!
There is much focus on athletes’ diet and training, but studies have shown that sleep can improve speed, accuracy, and reaction time. So hit that snooze button and work harder later.
People Who Don't Sleep Enough Overeat And Gain More Weight
Sleep deprivation can leave you with less energy and lead you to eat more than usual to replenish yourself. Lack of sleep may also encourage you to skip the gym or get take away due to lack of energy.
Sleep Is Linked To Emotions
Waking up on the wrong side of the bed isn’t just a metaphor. Lack of sleep can make us grumpier, along with many other irrational emotions.
Author: Brittany Nash