Whether it’s lifestyle changes, medicinal treatments, or other therapies, nothing works properly without enough quality sleep. Everyone has things they need to do to promote their own personal health, even if it’s just maintaining good health. Poor sleep becomes more of an issue when there are other health concerns. Perhaps you need to recover from an injury, illness, or surgery. Maybe your goal is to lose or gain weight to treat or manage another medical condition. Whatever plan you have to improve your health, it will not be as successful as it could be with quality sleep.
Sleep is required for the body to repair and the mind to function efficiently, but that’s only the beginning. Sleep promotes motivation, direction, and energy to follow through. Take weight management, for example. Roughly 75% of adults in the United States are either overweight or obese. In addition to all the essential weight management functions that take place, sleep helps dictate how the body functions throughout the day, as well.
Have you ever skipped exercise because you were too tired, or didn’t have enough energy? Have you ever run out of time to go to the grocery store, or prepare healthy meals, leaving you with unhealthy options? Chances are you could be more efficient, and save time, with a fully rested body and mind.
The sad truth is that many sacrifice sleep in order to accomplish more, but it is actually limiting their productivity, sacrificing health while accomplishing less. Want to accomplish more and improve your health? Prioritize your sleep, and your health! You may be surprised at how much better you feel, and how much you can accomplish.
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