The Connection Between Sleep and Wellbeing
April 12, 2023
Jade Kerr

We’ve all experienced sleepless nights, anger outbursts, and an inability to concentrate. Sometimes a sleepless night makes you tired and irritable the next day, but it doesn’t hurt your health. After a few sleepless nights, the psychological effects are even more severe. You become dizzy and have trouble concentrating or making decisions. It also increases the risk of injury and accidents at home and work. While traveling, lack of sleep can affect overall health and make you more susceptible to severe conditions such as obesity, heart disease, high blood pressure, and diabetes.

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An average human spends about one-third of our lives sleeping. Sleep is an essential and involuntary process without which we cannot function effectively. It’s essential to staying healthy. Sleep helps your body heal and your brain repair and recover, but due to advancements in technology and a lifestyle far away from nature, our sleep quality has decreased over the years.

By making a good night’s sleep your top priority, you can surely improve other aspects of your health as well. Daily exposure to sunlight for 10-20 minutes will improve your circadian rhythms. Reducing screen time at night can also help in getting a good night sleep. Caffeine, especially in the late afternoon or early evening, can significantly impair sleep quality. Try to get into a regular sleep-wake cycle, especially on weekends. Being consistent with your sleep and wake up time will also be helpful to improve your well-being. Melatonin supplements are an easy way to improve your sleep quality and help you fall asleep faster. By following these tips, not only your sleep quality will improve but you will also optimize your health and elevate your energy levels.

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