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The Importance of Getting Your Sleep

I’ve been working and running around so much lately that I’m not getting enough sleep and my body is rebelling. Yawning seems incessant, and I’m not feeling clear-headed or my normal energetic self. Yes, losing sleep can take a toll, and in no time flat.

Getting your z’s is more important than you may think. It’s good for the skin of course, I know I need my beauty sleep, but getting some decent shut-eye is especially important for your overall health.

It’s when we’re in a deep sleep that our body’s cells produce and store proteins to renew us, both physically and mentally. Deep sleep restores our brains so that we’re at our sharpest, our mental acuity and energy are at optimum levels. Without it, our immune systems are compromised and illness can creep up quickly. Depression can set in, and obesity is a threat as sleep deprivation alters our hormones that control hunger. If that isn’t bad enough, when you’re sleep deprived chances are you’re irritable and tired, your concentration and productivity are compromised.

If you want to feel your absolute best, perform at optimum levels, keep sickness at bay, be happier, and keep your weight in check, then get your sleep. Most adults should get 7-8 hours, but some need more, and a very few might get by with six. The key is to remember that our bodies need it.

Time for my z’s, sweet dreams.

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