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The Importance Of sleep | Part 1 - The side effects of bad sleep

Updated: Apr 27



Do you want to be as strong as a bull, as energetic and fast as a panther, and have a clear mind all day?


Well, how you feel during your awake time is determined by how well you slept the night before.


When it comes to sleep quality, the sleeping routine and pre-bed habits are crucial.


Lack of sleep is well-known for causing attention problems, hormonal imbalances, and anxiety, as well as being a cause of a variety of illnesses.


So, How Important Is Sleep?


The significance of good sleep cannot be overstated, as it has a positive impact on overall efficiency, wellbeing, and cognitive functions.


Going to bed earlier to boost sleep quality is important, as it will make it easier to deal with daily situations the next day.


Getting enough sleep will allow you to produce better results in less time, or in other words, your productivity will improve.


Aside from that, sleep is our body's deepest state of recovery.


During that time, the body recovers energetic substances and necrotic tissues in this state, effectively rejuvenating itself.


The Impact Of Bad Sleep


Of course, the body's functions can not perform properly or effectively if you don't get enough sleep.


Higher levels of the stress hormone cortisol are generated when you stay up late.


Increased insulin resistance, blood pressure, and a cause for binge eating of fast foods are all issues caused by sleep deprivation.


As a result, this is a foundation for weight gain, diabetes, and cardiovascular disease.


Due to the adequate overall recovery of the body during sleep, proper sleep is directly related to improvements in health, mood, stress perception, and environmental awareness, as well as sports results.


As a result, we can confidently assert that sleep is necessary, and that its lack causes a a lot of negative consequences, such as the ones mentioned above.


But how do such negative consequences manifest themselves?


Simply put, our cells use up the energy we get from food when we are awake.


Of course, if an energy resource is depleted, it degrades into a variety of by products.


Adenosine is one of these by products.


As adenosine levels rise in the body, the need to sleep grows stronger.


Certain beverages, such as coffee, block the adenosine receptors, preventing you from falling asleep.


Of course, adenosine is only one example; there are several other by products of the energy used during the day.


Many of these by products, if not cleared away, are the reason for many of the side effects that arise when we don't get enough sleep.


So, how does the body get rid of these accumulated by products?



The Sleeping Cleanse


There's a system called "the glymphatic system" that works as a cleaning system and is particularly active when we're sleeping.


Through flushing them with cerebrospinal fluid, this device cleans up all the harmful by products of our energy expenditure.


As a result, we can confidently assert that sleep is a necessity, especially in today's fast-paced world.


Thousands of people around the world are sleep deprived or suffer from insomnia.


And, as we've already discovered, getting enough sleep is important for our fitness, appearance, and longevity.


Exhaustion is a normal condition for the average person, and it happens after a long day of work, for example.


The best way to get rid of the fatigue is to get a good night's sleep.


I will send you actionable tips in part 2 of this article series to enhance the quality of your sleep and, as a result, your overall quality of life.


Keep an eye out for part 2!



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