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3 Reasons You Need to Make Sleep a Priority

By Virginia Laird

Are you getting enough sleep? Research indicates that more often than not, many adults do not get sufficient sleep. A lack of sleep can lead to plenty of issues which can affect your health. For those who are still skeptical, a few things you need to consider about why you need to make sure you get plenty of sleep include:

  • Getting enough sleep helps fight wrinkles
  • Sleep boosts the immune system
  • Plenty of sleep helps reduce stress

Getting Enough Sleep Helps Fight Wrinkles

As if wrinkles that accompany aging is not enough, sleep deprivation can add to this issue. Research indicates that far too many do not get enough sleep due to work, young children, etc. For those not quite ready to invite these wrinkles on their face, it is vital that you begin getting plenty of sleep. Experts suggest that the average adult should get at least six hours of sleep each night. Ensuring you get enough sleep can help you avoid unwanted wrinkles. Start getting enough sleep today.   

Sleep Boosts the Immune System

The body relies on rest to help the systems of the body function, including the immune system. Therefore, as you sleep the body gets a natural boost to the immune system. There is research to suggest that those who do not get plenty of sleep are more likely to fall ill than those who make sleep a priority. Sleep can also affect the illnesses that some have. Those who struggle with disease such as diabetes may experience more trouble regulating sugar levels when there is a lack of sleep. Bottom line: Sleep helps keep you healthy.

Plenty of Sleep Helps Reduce Stress

Stress can cause plenty of issues with health and wellness. Rather than wallowing in it, there are some way to manage stress, including sleep. Research indicates that getting plenty of rest can help reduce stress levels. Experts suggest that, at times, it can be necessary to add a nap to your day to help eliminate stress. This is not to say that sleeping away your troubles is the answer. Rather, a rested mind and body can think more clearly to find solutions to issues causing stress.

Rather than allowing sleep to constantly be an issue for you, start giving everyone in your home a bedtime to help you ensure that you regularly get plenty of rest.

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

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