World Sleep Day: Surprising health benefits of good sleep

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World Sleep Day: Surprising health benefits of good sleep
World Sleep Day: Surprising health benefits of good sleep

New Delhi : Always wanted to sleep for long with no disturbance? Friday is the day! 'World Sleep Day' is being celebrated when you can be in your comfortable bed for long and no one will question your presence there.

Sleeping comes with unmatched health benefits; an adequate sleep is a part of healthy lifestyle with can positively impact your heart, weight, mind and more.

Here are surprising health benefits of having a good sleep:

1: Improves Memory: Ever heard of word consolidation? When we are sleeping our mind works even more actively to practice skills we learned while being awake. The process is known as consolidation and helps in boosting your memory.

2: Live Long: Sleeping for long or short span of time leads to shorter life. According to a study in 2010 on women of ages between 50 to 79, more deaths occurred in the ones who slept for less than five hours in a day.

3: Keep Blood Pressure in control: It has been seen that people who take less than six hours of sleep are more likely to have high blood pressure than th ones who sleep adequately. 

4: Be a winner: If you are the one who likes to win all athletic sports then the key is to have a good sleep. A healthy sleep improves your performance.

5: Be more attentive: It has been seen that attention level in people is more in who sleeps better. A 2009 study in the journal Pediatrics found that children ages seven and eight who got less than about eight hours of sleep a night were more likely to be hyperactive, inattentive, and impulsive.

6: Healthy weight: Always wanted to have a healthy weight? Go to bed at right time and have good sleep. Researchers at the University of Chicago found that dieters who were well rested lost more fat—56% of their weight loss—than those who were sleep deprived, who lost more muscle mass.

7: Decline in stress: A good sleep helps you in decreasing stress in day to day life.