March 11th, 2019

Get those Zzzzzs for Good Health

Getting a good night's sleep keeps our body and mind healthy and happy. You must have heard that most adults should ideally sleep for 7 to 8 hours each night. But if you've been wondering why it is essential to sleep well, read on.

Here’s why it’s good to get those zzzs -

Sharper memory: Sleeping well improves your memory and cognitive function. When you learn something new but don’t sleep well, it is likely that you won’t remember it well

Lower risk of heart disease: Lack of sleep leads to higher blood pressure and cholesterol which can cause cardiovascular diseases and even a stroke

Decrease Inflammation: According to a study published in the Biological Psychiatry, lack of sleep increases inflammatory markers like C-reactive protein and interleukin-6 in the blood which can lead to hypertension, and type 2 diabetes.

Reduces stress and risk of depression: Good sleep keeps the stress hormone, cortisol in control. Not only that, if you sleep well, the level of serotonin which is the feel-good chemical in the body rise!

Improves performance: A well-rested athlete will have more stamina during practice or the game. Getting a good nights sleep will keep you energized throughout the day.

Weight loss and recovery: Lack of sleep can lead to weight gain and obesity because of an increase in the production of appetite hormones. Getting enough sleep also gives muscles time to repair after a long, physically straining day.

A good night’s sleep is essential for your body. And to get that, you need an environment that helps you feel relaxed. Here are some tips on how to make your bedroom more suitable for a good sleep -

Good sleep = good health which means increased productivity, more success at work and relationships! Start today by getting more hours of snooze time. It will pay off in the long run! 

How do you know if you are sleeping well or not? By tracking it. Amazfit smartwatches help you track your sleeping patterns to make sure you are on the right track. 

Share this article

Subscribe to Our Newsletter

​Sofia Rodriguez, Fitness & Health Expert

Sofia Rodriguez is a Fitness & Health Expert in the VA/DC area. She has a Masters in Clinical Exercise Physiology and has worked with cardiac, cancer, diabetic, and injury rehab patients in the past. She is a Certified Personal Trainer ranked among top trainers in the country with many years of experience training clients for weight loss, muscle gain, and overall health. Sofia has been the go-to expert on many TV morning shows, has been featured in several magazines and online publications such as Forbes & Huffington Post, is a published fitness writer, a fitness model, and specializes in bodybuilding and nutrition. She is bilingual, speaking fluent Spanish and English.

Related Articles

Get Your Fitness On: How to Start or How to Keep Going

Read Article