According to Shakespeare, sleep is ‘nature’s soft nurse’ that lulls people into a relaxed state. Although it is considered an inactive state but at times, it is more active when we are sleeping than when we are awake. Just like the 7 weight loss hacks, sleeping better is just another important one.
Our body is similar to a machine. However, we cannot say that our body is a machine. A machine can work the entire day but our body wears out after working hard for long. Therefore, we require sleep to reboot the mechanism of our body.
Good Sleep Vs. Bad Sleep
It is very important for a person to have good sleep so that he can function throughout the day perfectly. Now you must be wondering what exactly is good sleep. Good sleep means that you wake up in the early morning automatically, without the need of an alarm clock to wake you up. Waking up fresh, happy and with a pleasant mood shows that you had a good sleep last night and your body is active and ready to take on the challenges of today!
Bad sleep means that your sleep cycle is disturbed in a way that you need an artificial method, such as an alarm clock, to wake you up in the morning. Bad sleep can also mean that you don’t sleep continuously throughout the night and wake up in the middle of the night due to thirst or for going to the bathroom.
Your Sleeping Hours
Everyone requires different sleeping hours. To know what your sleeping hours is, all you have to do is go to bed early and then see when you wake up in the morning, without any alarm clock.
The ideal sleeping time is from seven to nine hours. With the increase in age, the sleeping hours decrease, with the aged people (usually above 50 years or so), cannot sleep for consecutive five hours. They need small naps throughout the day to fulfil their sleep.
Lack of Sleep
Lack of sleep means your body hasn’t gotten its rest properly and is still in need of relaxation. Less sleep causes both mental and physical fatigue. Our brain isn’t in its best state and therefore, we lose focus on our tasks and do a lot of mistakes. Your memory is also weakened and your overall performance is affected greatly.
Benefits of Good Sleep
Good sleep has very clear and obvious changes on our skin and our body. Apart from the freshness our body feels, the blood circulation to the skin improves giving your skin a healthy glow, a healthy texture. The damaged cells, not only in our skin, but other parts of the body are replaced by new cells. Therefore, sleeping also performs a ‘sleeping job.’