We all remember these slurred words that came from our groggy 15-year-old selves each morning in resistance to getting out of bed. Most likely, not much has changed since then. These days, it just means pressing the snooze button three…or ten…times, instead of mom pulling off the covers and opening the blinds.
Getting enough shut-eye − eight hours− is extremely important for your physical health, mental health and all around wellness. Next time you are contemplating staying up late instead of sleeping longer, consider these little stats:
- We all know it’s important to “get your beauty sleep.” But that’s just what it is, beauty sleep. Getting enough Zs actually boosts your mood, banishes under-eye circles and improves your skin complexion!
- Adequate sleep improves your memory, spurs creativity, improves grades (woo, A+!), sharpens your attention, lowers stress and more!
- Sleep deprivation suppresses the immune system, which can lead to heart disease, obesity, Type 2 diabetes and most minor, but still annoying, those gross, yucky colds. Achoo!
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Sources: WebMD and Health.com