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Get that good quality sleep or else…

MEDELLIN, Cebu—Quality sleep is just as important as good nutrition and exercise.

Insufficient sleep may increase your risk of developing diseases that could lead to many complications.

Here is a list from health site healthline.com of the common benefits one can get from having quality sleep.

Good sleep can improve concentration and productivity – Waking up in the morning feeling tired is a sign that you are not getting the rest you need. Good sleep has been shown to improve problem-solving skills and enhance the memory performance of both children and adults.

Sleep improves your immune function – Yup! Lack of sleep can affect your immune system.  Healthline.com suggests ensuring that you get at least 8 hours of sleep per night to prevent colds and other diseases because a small loss of sleep has been shown to impair immune function. During sleep, your immune system releases proteins called cytokines, which help regulate/modulate sleep. Plus, not having enough sleep can also affect how fast you recover if you get sick.

Sleep affects emotions and social interactions – Not having enough sleep reduces your ability to interact socially. The tiredness you feel after a bad night’s sleep will affect your mood especially in the morning. However, deciding how your day will go is entirely up to you.

Good and enough sleep can also help you eat less, perform better at work, and be healthier in general.

But if you’re having difficulty sleeping every night or in the instance where you can’t sleep, healthline.com suggests you don’t consume caffeine late in the day, relax and clear your mind in the evening, and avoid eating late in the evening.

Keep in mind that sleeping plays a key role in your well-being.

Sleep well and stay healthy, Ka-Siloys!  /rcg

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