Importance of sleep to health
Sleep well, stay healthy. Although having good sleep quality is not a guarantee of getting good health, sleep does play an important role in maintaining many vital functions in our body. Here are a few importance of sleep to health that we should know!
Regulate blood sugar level
Getting regular sleep is helpful to regulate our blood sugar level. Studies show that sleeping fewer than five hours per night can greatly increase the risk of developing type 2 diabetes. This is because with ongoing sleep loss, less insulin is released in the body, while your body secretes more stress hormones. This makes you stay awake but also makes it harder for insulin to work effectively. The good news is, improved sleep can reverse the effects and improve insulin level, so make sure you get the recommended 7 to 9 hours of sleep!
If you want to keep your body away from illness, having a good immune function is a must. Getting good sleep has been shown to be related to keeping your immune function in good shape. Sleep deprivation increases the levels of many inflammatory mediators, and infections, in turn, affect the amount and patterns of sleep. Studies show that people who don’t get quality sleep or enough sleep are more likely to get sick after being exposed to a virus, such as a common cold virus. Lack of sleep can also affect how fast you recover if you do get sick.
Sleep is essential for a healthy heart. When you don’t sleep enough, you can be at higher risk to get cardiovascular and coronary heart disease. This is not limited to any age group, weight or exercise habits! Without getting enough deep sleep, certain chemicals can keep the body from regulating and lowering heart rate and blood pressure. Over time, this can contribute to higher blood pressure and a higher risk to cardiovascular problems. Therefore, getting enough good quality sleep is important if you want to lower your risk of these conditions.
Your bedding products play an important role in helping you sleep well and maintain your health. If you find yourself having trouble sleeping at night, Getha’s line of 100% Natural Latex mattresses and pillows provide the perfect support for your spine, head and neck, for a truly relaxing sleep experience! Furthermore, our products designed for the 5 senses include essential oils, candles, eye masks, and more, specially designed to help you get better sleep. Our Getha Sleep Therapy Centres are also designed with a 5 senses section to guide you in creating the perfect sleep sanctuary. With just a few simple tweaks, your bedroom will transform into a haven of restful nights!