Justify Your Sleep-In With These 8 Facts On Healthy Sleep Habits

I love a good snooze. I just don’t feel right if I get any less than 7 hours of sleep a night. IfI find myself up later than usual, I will start mentally calculating how many hours of sleep I am going to get before I need to wake up in the morning. I hardly need any extra incentive to hit the hay but I sure do love scientific facts that will help justify a sleep in.

sleeping girl

Did you know…

  • The typical adult need 7-8 hours sleep a night to perform at their optimum.
  •  Sleep affects almost every tissue in our bodies. It affects growth and stress hormones, our immune system, appetite, breathing, blood pressure and cardiovascular health.
  • Sleep helps to make your memories stronger. Your brain appears to reorganize and restructure them, which may result in more creativity as well.
  • People who get at least 6 hours of sleep a night show lower levels of inflammatory proteins. So if you suffer from arthritis, diabetes or heart disease, you should make sure you’re aiming for more than six hours a night.
  • Sleep and metabolism are controlled by the same sectors of the brain. When you are tired certain hormones go up in your blood, and those same hormones make you hungry.
  • Quality sleep will reduce stress levels and lower blood pressue. Happy days!
  • Driving a car while sleep deprived can be just as dangerous as drink driving. Your concentration, decision making and reaction time are all negatively effected when you have missed out on sleep.
  • A good nights sleep will make you are happier person. While lack of sleep can contribute to depression, healthy sleeping patterns can promote emotional stability and reduction of anxiety.

Jess xx


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One thought on “Justify Your Sleep-In With These 8 Facts On Healthy Sleep Habits

  1. This is a great post and I definitely worry sometimes that I don’t get enough sleep!! The problem is…I have trouble staying asleep!! It’s a family curse!! 😉 XOXO!!!

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