How Sleep Impacts Your Health

Do you know how you can't get anything done when you're tired? That's because sleep is crucial for your brain and body functioning. Sleep allows for restoration and repair of cells, removes toxins from the body, and keeps moods stable. Many factors can affect how much sleep you get every night, such as stress levels, work hours, diet habits, etcetera. Here are some things to know about getting adequate rest. 

Boosts Immune System

Getting adequate sleep per night will help enable a well-balanced immune system. As a result, your body will have more adaptive immunity to illnesses, sturdy responses to vaccines, and less severe allergic reactions. Conversely, those who do not get enough sleep are more likely to get sick throughout the year. 

Benefits Your Heart

Did you know that enough sleep can help your cardiovascular system? During your rest period, your body is given time to recharge and restore its energy from the day. And when it comes to your cardiovascular system, it requires an adequate amount of sleep to get you through your day. 

Lack of rest has been shown to lead to blood pressure issues or heightened risks of heart disease, heart attacks, or strokes. 

Keeps Your Kidneys Healthy

The truth is, your kidneys' functions rely on a stable sleeping schedule. When you have a well-regulated sleep-wake cycle, your kidneys can coordinate their workload throughout the day. Also, studies have shown that those with more nocturnal tendencies have experienced more chronic kidney disease and kidney health decline. 

Increases Cognitive Well-Being

Another benefit of getting the appropriate amount of sleep every night is that it keeps your brain functioning properly by aiding memory formation and cognitive development. Not only that, but sleeping can help reduce feelings of stress, anxiety, and depression. 

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