>Sleep. We all do it, though some more than others. According to the National Sleep Foundation, adults need 7-9 hours of sleep each night. Though it’s sometimes hard to do, it’s important to make sleep a priority. If you really think about it, sleep is correlated to when and how much we eat, when (or if) we exercise, and how we function on a daily basis.
Have you ever heard someone talk about “getting their beauty sleep”? Well, they weren’t kidding. While we sleep our tissues are repairing themselves, and insufficient sleep can affect our hormonal balance. Getting enough deep sleep will help your skin repair itself, thus making your complexion brighter.
Some of the benefits of being well-rested (7-9 hours of sleep per night)?
- Better concentration throughout the day.
- Decreased stress levels.
- Sleep interacts with blood vessels, helping to keep your heart healthy.
- More energy and alertness throughout the day.
- Sleep helps the brain to commit new information to memory.
- You’ll be in a better mood after a full night of sleep, rather than being cranky after a restless night.