Four Benefits Of a Good Night's Sleep
October 05, 2014 07:19 PM EDT
If you ever longed for a night's sleep, then you probably are aware how significant a sound sleep is. Experts keep vouching for getting a good night's sleep but if those are not enough here are four more health benefits of sleeping well that you might not be aware of:
According to studies, people who sleep less than six hours at night, can risk a shorter life span, compared to people who sleep for six hours or more. In an ideal case, one needs to sleep for about eight hours a day.
For people suffering from chronic pains, getting sleep may actually heal the pain, making it hurt less.
When we sleep, our body produces a growth hormone, which is crucial in the production of collagen - essential for a glowing complexion.
When we sleep, our brain "practices" the skills learnt while we were awake - also known as consolidation. In simple terms, if we're trying to learn something new - guitar or Spanish - we would perform better after sleeping.