The many health benefits of a good night’s sleep

At some points in our life, we’ve all experienced that terrible lethargic feeling when you’ve had a bad night’s sleep. But there is a more serious side to taking your sleep and relaxation time more seriously. On average, adults need at least 7 hours of sleep a night and people suffering from a pro-longed lack of quality sleep can damage their overall long-term health and well-being. Here are some great reasons to ensure a good night’s sleep:

Controlling weight

Researchers have discovered that a lack of sleep could increase your appetite and reduce your ability to control hunger pangs. This causes additional difficulty for those who are already overweight or attempting to diet. People who sleep less than 7 hours a night are more likely to be overweight because sleep deprivation affects the hormones in the body that control your appetite.

Reducing stress and heart problems

The stresses and strains of everyday life affect us all and unfortunately, that often negatively impacts upon our sleeping patterns. Stress makes sleep more difficult so methods of tackling stress, such as relaxation techniques and ensuring your surroundings and bed are suitable for the most relaxing night’s sleep possible are essential.

Sleep deprivation can cause an increase in blood pressure which is linked to heart attacks and strokes. Lack of sleep has been linked with high blood pressure and cholesterol problems, all factors that can lead to heart disease and stroke.

Boosting your memory and alertness

The demands of life mean we have to stay alert! Being as active as you can during the day promotes a good night’s sleep and helps enhance your chances of maintaining continuous, good quality sleep. Regular exercise, or as much activity as you can handle, provides extra energy and a ‘feel good’ buzz that often translates into a good night’s sleep. In turn, this improves the quality of your daily life as you feel more alert and able to participate fully in work and family activities.

Also, did you know that your memory improves due to sleep? During sleep, although your body is at rest, your mind is busy going through the events and experiences you have had during the day. During deep sleep and whilst you are dreaming, your brain is creating memories. Good quality sleep therefore assists you in remembering and processing information better.

Repairing your body

Your body repairs itself during sleep as during that time, cells produce more protein which helps repair the damage caused by stress, ultraviolet rays and other harmful exposures.

To promote good sleep, Arise Mobility offer state of the art electronic adjustable beds and chairs that will help you wake up feeling refreshed. With the flick of a switch you can achieve the perfect positioning for electric adjustable chairs (including riser recliner chairs) and adjustable electric beds.

If you suffer from an existing health condition or simply looking to promote good general health and relaxation to prevent the on-set of bad health, Arise Mobility would welcome the opportunity to show you how we help promote natural sleep for our satisfied customers. We offer a free consultation with our specialists and a complimentary luxury pillow just for calling us. So get in touch now and protect one of your most valuable assets in life; your health.