Lack of Sleep

Why it is Important to get Your 8 Hours

You have heard the old adage time and time again, you should get between 6-8 hours of sleep. Whilst achieving a minimum of 8 hours seemed all too easy as a child, living a busy adult life makes it increasingly difficult to achieve your targeted shut eye. 

What seems lost on a lot of people is that there are many reasons you should get 8 hours of sleep. 

In fact, around 36% of Adult in the UK struggle to fall asleep at least one night a week. Additionally, 1 in 3 adults unfortunately suffer from insomnia at some point in their lifetime. 

At UK Bedstore, we care about you maximising your sleeping experience. That is why we would like to highlight a few of the key reasons you should get your recommended sleep as well as outlining some of the helpful techniques you can implement to ensure you are falling asleep more efficiently and getting the previously mentioned shut eye for all of the nocturnal people amongst us. 

So have your metal bed, cheap leather bed, day bed or whichever bed of your choosing and get ready to maximise your sleeping pattern. 

Helping You Lose Weight and Stay Physically Fit

Has part of your new years resolution been to lose weight or to stay physically fit? Or have you been looking to get in shape more recently? 

If this is the case; you might have overlooked one very simple and effective technique. It might surprise you to know that getting more sleep will drastically improve the chances of your losing or maintaining weight. 

When you have less sleep, you naturally have a lot less energy. Because of this; you will crave food. You will also crave food’s which carry a larger amount of calories, carbonates and sugar to compensate for the lack of energy and alertness. It might go without saying but foods which contain more carbs and sugars will make you put on weight.

Studies have found that adults that have less than 7 hours a night have a 41% increased chance of developing obesity. Also, the same study found a significantly decreased desire to exercise due to the lack of sleep obtained. 

So if you are trying to lose or maintain a healthy weight, you might want to consider hitting the hay and getting your recommended 8 hours. 

Improving Brain Functionality and Productivity

Not getting enough sleep can result in much more than just dizzy moments or being clumsy. Not getting enough sleep can massively affect how your body and more importantly your brain functions on a daily basis. 

A tailored study looking at different physicians illustrated this perfectly. The study found that doctors with very high sleep impairment were 97% more likely to make a clinical medical error. Likewise, sleeping more can improve your memory. 

So next time you are resting your head on your metal bed frame struggling to sleep, remember getting the sleep will be massively important to increase your day to day functionality. 

It May Strengthen Your Heart

Looking after your ticker is one of the most important things you can do. For many of you who thought strengthening your heart was reserved for increasing the amount of cardio you do, however, sleeping an adequate amount of time can improve the health of your heart. 

Studies have found that sleeping more than 6 hours can decrease the chance of heart disease by 4.6 percent. 

Increased heart function can prolong your life. If this is not a good enough reason to start getting your 8 hours, I don’t know what is. 

Improving Your Physical Performance 

As previously touched upon, having an early night can lead to better physical performance especially regarding sports. 

Not even considering the fact that sleeping more improves alertness and your mood, getting at least 8 hours of sleep is vital in your recovery from exercise. 

When you do any exercise but especially sports such as weight lifting, you tear little muscle fibres and when they grow back stronger which makes performing the same exercises a lot easier next time. 

Most of the time the muscle fibres rebuild is during sleep. So if you aren’t sleeping enough, your muscles won’t be rebuilding properly which will lead to you feeling weak and sometimes ill. 

Mental Health 

Mental health awareness month might not be until May but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t be taking steps to improve it right now. 

Poor sleeping patterns are heavily linked to depression. Whilst there are many complicated and varied reasons this is the case, having a more structured pattern of sleep as well as generally improving the quality of sed sleep can massively improve your mood or so studies have shown. 

So whilst depression and anxiety can affect your sleep directly, ensuring you get sleep can offer a potential solution to the aforementioned problems. 

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