Do you really need convincing when it comes to doing things that are good for you? When it comes to getting a good night’s sleep, however, many people just simply are not getting it (1,2). Here are some reasons why it is absolutely a necessity (2):
Pay Attention Longer
There is a reason why your teachers always used to tell you that you should get a good night’s sleep before taking a big exam. One of the main reasons why they instilled this in you is because proper rest has a great impact on brain function. If the brain is able to shut down at night, and the cells have a chance to be restored, then it will be much sharper the next day. Heavy thought weighing on the mind at night are no good for memory, so it is very important that you get a full eight hours for maximum brain capacity when you wake up.
You’ll Keep Your Friends
Maintaining a routine of sporadic naps throughout the day, and having a restless night can cause a significant amount of frustration in the morning. This will eventually transform into moodiness, and it will be carried with you all day long. Consistently being disrupted during the night can often make people angry, especially when they notice that other people have been able to sleep all night long. This anger is sure to boil over, and you may find yourself taking it out on people, even (or sometimes especially) those closest to you. Good friends will understand your sleeping problems to a point, but no one wants to deal with a crab for very long.
Tired of Sagging and Bagging?
If you are getting sick of constantly looking like you have two black eyes and sallow skin, there is an easy solution for that. Skin cells naturally renew themselves, strengthening the collagen and elastin, when your body is completely at rest. The longer they have to do this, the firmer your skin will be, and you can fight off the effects of aging. All that is needed is a pillow, a good mattress, and eight hours with absolutely nothing to distract you. The next time you wake up from a good night’s sleep, you will hardly recognize that youthful person staring back at you.
What the Doctor Ordered
You have heard it before, but now it is time to put this medical advice to work. Allow your body the resting time it needs to naturally renew and revitalize its organs in order to perform at maximum capacity. By not getting a good night’s sleep, you are simply saying with your actions that you do not care about your health.
It Just Feels So Darn Good
Sometimes in your busy life, lying in bed at night may be the only time you have to yourself. If I were you, I would relish it, and nuzzle comfortably into your bed. Can you think of any reason why you shouldn’t just lie there and do absolutely nothing? You will be rewarding your body after a hard day’s work full of chaos.