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3 Reasons You Need to Make Sleep a Priority

By Virginia Laird

Sleep is precious and affects many areas of health and wellness. Still, there are millions who struggle to get the sleep they need. For some, it may be work keeping them from a good slumber. Others may choose to stay up long hours finishing the household chores that pile up on a daily basis. No matter what keeps you from getting the sleep you need, health and wellness experts say it needs to stop, and that sleep needs to become a top priority. A few reasons you need to start putting sleep first include:

  • Reducing stress can be achieved with plenty of sleep
  • Making time to get enough sleep can help with weight loss
  • Getting enough sleep can boost your immune system

Reducing Stress Can Be Achieved With Plenty of Sleep

When it comes to giving stress the boot, there are many who struggle. However, health and wellness experts admit that there are a few things you can do to help eliminate your stress, including getting plenty of sleep. According to research, where there is a lack of sleep, the body and brain can struggle to release tension and mental clutter. Experts say the average adult should strive to get at least six hours of uninterrupted sleep each night. While this can seem like an impossible thing, giving yourself a bedtime can be helpful. 

Making Time to Get Enough Sleep Can Help With Weight Loss

Sleep has also been linked to weight loss. Research suggests that the many systems of the body can be hampered when there is a lack of sleep. Keeping your metabolism properly functioning is key to your ability to shed a few unwanted pounds. While it can seem like a struggle to get the sleep you need, experts insist that adding a bedtime routine to your evening can be helpful in your ability to fall asleep more quickly. 

Getting Enough Sleep Can Boost Your Immune System

There are very few things you can do to improve your immune system naturally. However, getting the sleep you need is one of those things. Health and wellness experts say that making sleep a priority can help your body to better fight off illness and infection. When you are well rested, the many systems of the body have the ability to function better, including the immune system. If you are serious about staying well (especially throughout flu season) make sure you are hitting the pillow early enough to allow yourself the sleep you need. 

To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Vacaville, Calif.

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