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Reasons to Get Your Sleep!

By Donna Stark

We hear it all the time. Sleep is essential to our overall health and wellness. But when you pull a double-shift at work or are studying for class until the wee hours in the morning, the reasons for why it is so important begin to get a little blurry, don't they? And because of that, it is a lot easier to push your rest to the side. So, instead of just telling you that you need to get your sleep, why don't we take a few minutes to clear up some of that blurriness? Take a look at a few reasons why quality sleep is so important to your well-being.

Boosts the Immune System

Schools, offices, stores, and even your home ... it seems like every place we go is a breeding ground for germs and bacteria. And no matter how careful we are or how many vitamins we take, there is still a chance that we will get sick. Getting the sleep your body needs is one of the easiest ways to boost your immune system. It allows your body the chance to rest, rejuvenate, and repair for the day ahead.

Enhances Physical Activity

After getting a good night of rest, you will wake up feeling more energized than before, and do you know what you can do with all that energy? You can burn it off by working out! Staying physically active is one of the best things you can do for your body. Exercise can help you maintain strength, lose weight, and reduce the risk of serious medical conditions. If you want to improve your health, exercise is the way to go, and if you want the best results you can get from exercise, you have to get your sleep!

Improves Focus and Productivity

When you are sleep deprived, the signals in your brain won't fire as quickly which makes it difficult to focus, retain new information, and recall what you already know. This can make your days more difficult and less productive than what you would want them to be. For this reason, you should aim to sleep for the number of hours experts recommend. It's the best way to prepare for the day ahead.

Get Your Sleep!

Now that you understand the reasons why sleep is so important, it may become easier to prioritize! So stop pushing it off and get those hours of rest in. Your body will love you for it!

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

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