Healthy Sleep Saves You From Obesity
Importance of Quality Sleep
The duration of sleep according to the age groups vary from person to person. A baby needs to sleep for longer duration in the range of 12-16 hours a day but this duration goes on decreasing as the baby grows. If we know these variations, we can reap the rich benefits of Sleep. It is an accepted fact that Minimum 8 hours sleep is essential for a healthy life.
However in most cases, situations do not permit us to do so and we experience the consequences. Some people who do not sleep well go for napping as an alternate which is no more considered a sign of laziness in corporate world. In reality if napping properly utilized, it can rejuvenate especially after a sleepless night.
Healthy Sleep is the key
But why do we need 6-8 hours healthy sleep? For a simple reason, your sleeping habits can increase or decrease the energy needs of your body. While you’re sleeping at night (or day) the movements reduce therefore need for calories are also reduced in the same ratio. Now if you did not have enough healthy sleep, your brain will feel it and some chemicals will release that will signal the need of more energy. Do you this can lead to obesity because in that case you might eat more resulting gaining weight.
Corporate world knows the importance of quality sleep. Also the researches show the importance of napping for a few minutes in the afternoon which helps in increasing productivity and efficiency. Most corporate companies in IT sector now encourage and provide facilities for their employees to take a power nap. It may sound strange again but this facility is available in corporate world.
Napping helps too
The provision of napping was first introduced in a car industry running in collaboration with a Japanese company in our country after that it spread in many other companies. Remember, sleep recharges your spent energies therefore it is one of the important conditions for recuperation of energy to our body. We easily go to sleep while fatigued and unwilling to do anything but feel refreshed after taking a good quality sleep and ready to work again.
Fixed sleeping hours are important
It is advised that if you try to go to sleep at the same time every day it helps although I find it difficult to sleep at same time every day but it should help as your body gets accustomed to this pattern. And it goes without saying that if you get a quality sleep, you shall wake up naturally and fully fresh.
Tiring your body or brain helps you sleep
There are certain factors that should help you in case you are not able to sleep or not even feeling like sleeping the best thing to do is to make your body enough tired by indulging in some physical work. Tiring up your brain also helps you sleep better, so read a book or newspaper at bed time, especially something which you find uninteresting, you will soon fall asleep.
I hope your bed is comfortable?
There are different mattresses available in the market according to your comfort level. Select one carefully and see the difference. Do you know that people living in hot areas can go for the ones that have cooling effects so you can stay comfortable during your sleep and keep yourself from getting too warm while you sleep?
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