How Sleep Affects Your Health

We think of sleep as the body taking a break from working hard all day to shut down until we wake the following day. However, sleep is a very active time for the functions of our bodies. While we sleep our body resets itself, processing through our systems, restoring our natural levels and strengthening us. We all know sleep is important but what exactly does it do for us?

Restores Happy Hormones In Your Brain
Without proper sleep your body will stop producing chemicals at the rate of someone who is getting consistent rest. Serotonin is one of these chemicals and is known as being one of the main "Happy Hormones." It has been discovered that people who suffer from depression are more likely to have serotonin deficiencies. 
Memory Making
Your body isn't in motion while you sleep but your brain is working overtime doing something referred to as "memory consolidation." This is done when your brain processes your day, drawing connections between your thoughts, events you have experienced and your overall feelings about these things. Your brain uses sleep to anchor down memories and link your thoughts and experiences together, keeping you sharper. 
Stop Stressing
When you don't sleep enough your body goes into a high alert, state of stress. The more stressed you feel the harder it is to go to sleep and it becomes more difficult for your body to regulate your blood pressure which leads to other health complications. 
Your body is exposed to harmful influences all day. While you sleep your body is working to naturally repair and reduce the damage done by stress, chemicals in the foods you consume, exposure to ultraviolet rays and more. Your body produces protein while you sleep, these proteins are used to rebuild your cells. 
The benefits of sleep are countless but one of the main issues we see in society, is people not getting enough of the restful sleep they deserve. If you find yourself tossing and turning all night because you are too hot or too cold, it's worth your time to consider investing in a Cool Buddy temperature controlling mattress topper. Whether you're shivering your night away or sweating through your sheets, the Cool Buddy can accommodate your needs and help you rest how you deserve. When you get the rest you deserve, you are a happier and healthier you.
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