Author: Zack Zeigler

The Best Reasons To Get More Sleep

Why You Should Sleep More The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has already labeled chronic sleep deprivation a public health issue, and recently they’ve reported that people with illnesses such as diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, obesity, depression, and other chronic diseases are even more likely to have sleep disorders. We know it’s tough to get more sleep — one more drink at the bar, one more episode of Game of Thrones, and writing one more email seem important at the time. But there are countless reasons to hit the sack earlier and for at least seven hours per night. Here are a few … Sleep Improves Immune System   During sleep compounds called cytokines get released in the body. Research indicates that certain cytokines help against inflammation and infection, in addition to improving the immune system overall. If you do not get the sleep your body needs, it decreases the number of cytokines and ups the odds you’ll get sick.      Get More Deep Sleep and REM Sleep Each stage of sleep has certain benefits. Deep sleep is one of the most important, though. This is the time your body uses to repair itself and accumulate energy for the next day. It’s also the time you get mood-boosting REM sleep. One way to make sure you get enough REM sleep is steering clear of alcohol, caffeine, and nicotine. You...

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