7 Reasons Why a Good Sleep is Important

7 Reasons Why a Good Sleep is Important

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When we think about the morning after a restless sleep, the first things that spring to mind might be nodding off during a slow meeting, or being a bit more snappy with our partners than usual. In reality, prolonged sleep deprivation can have really negative implications on our health:
Increased risk of depression and anxiety:

Research has found that a lack of REM sleep negatively impacts how effectively the brain consolidates positive emotional content – this may lead to an increased risk of depression.

Memory issues and concentration difficulties:

When you’re asleep, your brain is hard at work making connections to help you store and recall information. Lack of quality sleep interrupts this process.

Weight gain:

Those who sleep less than seven hours a day have been shown to have a higher risk of obesity than those who prioritise their z’s.

Increased risk of diabetes:

Lack of deep sleep impacts how our body can process glucose, leading to an increased risk of type 2 diabetes.

Increased risk of heart disease:

Lower quality sleep puts more strain on your heart due to spiking blood pressure.

Compromised immune system:

The best way to keep bugs at bay is to ensure you’re getting around 7-8 hours a night, anything significantly less and your immune system may start to struggle.

Potential fertility issues

Disrupted sleep may start to interfere with your production of vital hormones, negatively impacting your reproductive health.

Time for a new mattress?

Research has shown that making do with an uncomfortable mattress could be stealing around one hour of sleep from you each night. If you can’t remember the last time you got a new mattress, it’s probably time for a change. Mattresses can be on the slightly pricier end of the spectrum, but as we’ve discussed, it’s a worthwhile investment! Investing in quality means investing in your health and wellbeing. Take a look at some of our luxury hotel mattresses and luxury hotel beds to transform your sleep today.