1 Oct

This week we will be discussing one of the most important ways to stay healthy and look great by doing so.  It’s simple and many may not realize it but our bodies and health really depend on whether or not we get enough of it.  Yes, I’m talking about the joy of sleeping and getting a good night’s rest. While staying up late may seem pretty cool, receiving at least 8 hours of sleep is even cooler.  It keeps you energized throughout the day and it also gives your skin a glow. With enough sleep wreaks your skin looks great while not getting enough causes it to look dull which leads to breakouts.  So the next time you think about skipping a few hours think about the terrible toll it will have on your health.  Below are a few fun facts I wanted to share on the value of sleeping.  For more interesting facts about sleeping visit http://www.squidoo.com/fun-facts-about-sleep

Sleeping solves your problems
Sleeping on it really makes a difference.  
Sleep strengthens memory and extracts information from within the day, sleep actually “extracts the meaning of your day”, on some experiments people do better a task after going to sleep, the brain categorizes the information of the day.

Naps improve memory
Daytime naps improve memory! It also helps you remember important facts.
Naps also cut risk of heart disease.  

Sleep or be sick
sleep deprivation produces higher levels of corticosterone, a stress hormone and fewer brain cells are produced. Also the nerve cell production (neurogenesis) is severely disturbed and may be what produces the cognitive deficits with people with prolonged sleep deprivation.

It seems that the body processes sugar while in deep sleep, if you don’t sleep well, sugar levels in your body will rise dramatically.



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