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6 Reasons You Need a Good Night’s Rest

Posted by freddysetiawan on March 17, 2009

6 Reasons You Need a Good Night’s Rest
Why you should surrender to your pillow

1. It maintains a strong immune system. Sleep deprivation compromises immune function and makes you more vulnerable to disease.

2. It slows aging. Too little sleep elevates levels of stress hormones and lowers levels of growth hormone, necessary for cell repair. In one study, young, healthy sleep-deprived subjects had the hormonal profiles of much older people.

3. It prevents diabetes. Sleeplessness increases insulin resistance, a precursor to type 2 diabetes.

4. It keeps you slim. When you’re sleep deprived, you have more of the appetite-stimulating hormone ghrelin in your blood and less appetite-curbing leptin, a combo that leaves you longing for junk food.

5. It helps maintain a sharp memory. Even one sleepless night impairs concentration and memory and can affect job performance.

6. It can make you happier. Insomniacs face a higher risk of depression, alcoholism, and suicide.



3 Responses to “6 Reasons You Need a Good Night’s Rest”

  1. watcat said

    Hi this blog is great I will be recommending it to friends.

  2. koetaradja said

    Indonesian Please ! 😦

  3. @watcat

    hmm.. sorry gan, ini postingan untuk english day, only in english 🙂
    mari belajar berbahasa inggris dengan tetap mencintai bahasa indonesia

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