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Saturday, March 8, 2014

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Great Reasons To Get Enough Sleep

Learning and memory: It is a known fact that sleep helps the brain to learn and remember through a process called memory consolidation. Sleep helps individuals learn a task and do better on test.
Metabolism and weight: It may not be well known but chronic sleep deprivation may cause weight gain affecting the way our bodies process and store carbohydrates and by altering levels of hormones that affect our appetite.
Safety: When the body does not receive enough sleep the tendency to fall asleep during the daytime is more which could result in falls, mistakes such as in medicine and traffic as well as road accidents.
Mood: Mood swings such as irritability, impatience, inability to concentrate are all results of sleep loss. One is unable to do the things that need to be done  when one is too tired.
Cardiovascular health: Hypertension, increased stress hormone levels and irregular heartbeat have all been linked to serious sleep disorders
Disease: When the body does  not get enough sleep the immune functions that protects our body do not do the job they are to do. It is also thought that getting enough rest and sleep may help fight cancer

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