11 Surprising Benefits of a Good Night’s Sleep
There’s nothing better than the refreshed feeling you have when you wake up from a restful night of sleep. But did you know that sleep can do much more than just alleviate fatigue? It’s true! Getting a sufficient amount of sleep can:
- Improve your cardiovascular (heart) health
- Regulate your blood sugar (reducing your risk for Type 2 diabetes)
- Reduce food cravings
- Help you maintain a healthy weight
- Support muscle growth
- Strengthen your immune system
- Reduce your risk of injury
- Increase your attention span and productivity
- Make it easier for you to learn and remember information
- Reduce stress
- Improve your mood
How Much Sleep Should You Be Getting?
Considering all the benefits that a good night’s sleep can offer, it’s important that we get the correct amount of shut-eye. But how much sleep is enough? Experts generally recommend that adults sleep between seven and nine hours each night. (Notably, statistics published by the Sleep Foundation indicate that more than one-third of adults sleep less than seven hours a night, on average.)
Are You Struggling With Insomnia?
If you regularly have a hard time falling asleep and staying asleep, contact us today. Given how many benefits can result from a good night’s sleep, it’s critical that you promptly address any insomnia concerns, and we can help. We’ll be happy to tell you about our practice and our approach to treating insomnia, and if you feel that we’re a good match for your needs, we can schedule a therapy session at a date and time that’s convenient for you.