People are sleeping less than they have in the past, and sleep quality has also decreased. With this in mind, here's eight simple reasons why getting a good night’s sleep is so important for your physical and mental health.
1. Less weight gain
Scientific research shows that people with poor sleeping patterns are more likely to gain significantly more weight than those who get enough rest, and this is true in both adults and children.
2. Improved concentration and productivity
Getting a night of good sleep can improve not only problem-solving skills, but it can also enhance memory function. Studies have shown that poor sleep impairs brain function.
3. Enhanced athletic performance
Longer, better quality sleeping patterns have been shown to enhance many aspects of physical and athletic performance.
4. Less risk of heart disease and stroke
Sleeping less than the optimal amount of between seven to nine hours a night has been found to increase your risk of heart disease and stroke.
5. Less risk of type 2 diabetes
Pre-diabetes has been detected in adults who have suffered sleep deprivation for only six days. Studies have shown a strong link between type 2 diabetes and not getting enough sleep.
6. Less risk of depression
Poor sleep quality is strongly linked to mental health issues such as depression. Those with sleeping disorders are also more likely to develop depression.
7. Better immunity
Getting a good night’s sleep for at least seven hours a night can help fight the common cold and improve your immune system functionality.
8. Improved emotions
Your mood and ability to interact socially are strongly affected by the amount and quality of sleep you get each night. Sleep deprivation can reduce your ability to interact socially.
Can the right bedding improve your sleep?
So now you know just how beneficial getting a good night’s sleep can be, the next step is to ensure that your bedding is of the best quality, is suitable for our harsh Australian climate, and is ethically produced for your peace of mind. New bedding, made from the right material, can improve both your sleep and personal hygiene.
With that in mind, there’s only one choice: bamboo sheets from Linenly. Bamboo sheets are soft to the touch and are more comfortable than traditional bed sets because of their breathability.
Linenly is committed to providing you with the highest quality bamboo sheets which are not only soft and luxurious but are organic and affordably priced; so that everyone, including our environment, benefits.