How Getting Enough Sleep Really Improves Your Health

I love my FitBit because it tracks so much about my healthy habits. However, one aspect of my health that I’m embarrassed about is my sleep habits. I usually ignore my sleep statistics because they are dismal.

I have been called a “night owl” by many people throughout my life. I’m often up late at night binge watching the latest Netflix original series, working, reading or disappearing down Google rabbit holes.

Getting enough sleep has been an issue for me since I was a teenager. It’s actually rare for me to sleep longer than 6 hours any night.

My journey to becoming healthier in my midlife has finally forced me to face this “final frontier” and to start seriously examining my poor sleeping habits.

In doing research for this post I have learned that there are many benefits to getting good sleep regularly:

  • Enhances learning and memory
  • Metabolism and weight
  • Reduces stress
  • Mood boost
  • Cardiovascular health
  • Strengthens Your Immune System
  • Steadier Blood Sugar

The following links are excellent, reliable sources that explain the benefits of getting enough sleep in much detail:

Please share if you have any techniques that can help me to get better sleep. I need all of the help I can get.

2 thoughts

  1. I actually just bought the book called “Good Night” by Michael Breus. I’m going to give it a read. I’ll let you know if there are any hot tips! (I can even lend it to you when I’m done!)

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