12 DAYS OF FITMAS, Day 10. The benefits of a good night’s sleep.

Today is Day 9 of 12 days of fitmas challenge, and the talk of the day is the benefits of a good night’s sleep.

* Sleep occupies nearly a third of our lives, but many of us give little attention to it.

* Multiple studies show that people who sleep less are more likely to be overweight or obese. Researchers believe that this is mostly due to hormonal changes caused by sleep deprivation.

* Not getting enough sleep can stimulate your appetite and increase the risk of developing type 2 diabetes and various types of cancer.
* Sleep is not a lost time or just a rest from the hard day work.

* It is an important function during which our body restores and balances all the vital systems.

* During the sleep, our body regulates respiration, circulation and everything from growth to the immune responses.

* Sleep is also crucial for our brain. It improves our memory and prohibits a memory lost when we age.

* People who sleep less tend to develop symptoms of depression, lower self-esteem, and anxiety.

* Sleep deprivation is also affecting our mood, cognitive abilities and our motor function.

*Poor sleep is also associated with episodes of migraines and other kinds of headaches.

*Sleep is a vital part of our life. Make sure you sleep between 7-9 hours per night, to stay physically and mentally healthy.
Thank you for being here today!

See you tomorrow.

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