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    4 Ways Sleep Can Improve Overall Wellness

    Sleep is an essential aspect of your overall health well-being. This week’s issue of Ask BIOVEA: Your Questions Answered, we’re going to talk about four specific ways sleep can benefit your life!

    SleepBoosts Productivity

    During sleep, your body naturally produces important hormones and chemicals that help your body function normally the next day. If you need to stay focused tomorrow, get some sleep today. Getting the recommended 6-8 hours of sleep a night gives your body time to rest and produce important hormones, melatonin and leptin (compounds that help regulate everything from mood to memory) along with neurotransmitters that can help improve your focus and attention in the office.

    Increases Longevity

    Occasional stress has been shown to disrupt the body’s natural sleep/wake cycle. By receiving adequate rest, your body is able to return to a kind of homeostasis where occasional stress can be relieved, which will effectively promote a longer, happier life.

    Stimulates Metabolism

    Take a break from your workout routine and take a nap! Researchers at the University of Chicago have found that dieters who received healthy amounts of rest actually lost about 56% more fat than those who were sleep deprived.

    Promotes Relaxation

    Reach your overall wellness goals by getting some high-quality REM sleep. There are different stages of sleep, so by providing your body 6-8 hours of uninterrupted slumber you can slip into the deepest rest mode (REM stage) and feel fully rested the next day. This can help you avoid feelings of irritability and anxiety and achieve emotional stability. Since you can never really catch up it on your sleep, it becomes important to maintain healthy sleep patterns every day to stave of symptoms of depression, while promoting relaxation.

    We want all of our customers to lead happy, healthy lives. Getting quality, restful sleep every night can help improve your overall health and well-being. Leave us a comment and tell us what you do to receive a good night’s rest!

    1.Sleep Loss Limits Fat Loss, Study Finds; news.uchicago.edu; 2010 October 4.

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