Health Tips 6 reasons you should sleep more

A lot of people take sleep for granted by staying up late, but there are consequences, find out why you should definitely sleep more.

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Sleeping is really good for our bodies, and not getting enough of it has dire consequences on our overall health, the below are consequences of not sleeping properly and why you should get more sleep.

  1. Poor memory- This should definitely motivate you to sleep better because not sleeping enough worsens your memory. A quick way to boost memory and creativity when you have not had enough sleep is by taking a quick power nap to recoup some of your memory skills.

  2. Leaves room for sickness- Not getting enough sleep increases your chances of falling ill.

  3. Weight gain- You should get more sleep because if you don't, you will gain weight as not getting enough sleep causes stress on the body, which triggers it to slow metabolism and store fat.

  4. Reduces your life expectancy rate-  It has been discovered that the secret to long life is sleeping properly as a study found that women who slept fewer than five hours a night were less likely to live as long as those who got more.

  5. Shrinks your brain- It has also been discovered that lack of sleep shrinks the brain thereby giving chronic insomniacs smaller, less-dense brains, which affected crucial parts of their neurological systems like decision-making.

  6. High blood pressure- A study found that adults who missed an hour of sleep each night for five years ended up increasing their risk for hypertension by almost 40 percent.

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