6 Reasons Why You Should Invest in Sleep
People often overlook the effects of a good night’s sleep, and I bet not many of us see sleep as an investment. In reality, it is incredibly important for our overall health and wellbeing. Still unconvinced? Well, here are 6 reasons that prove that we should invest in a good night’s sleep.
1. Improves Cognitive Abilities
A good night's sleep can have a profound effect on our cognitive abilities, such as decision-making, memory and information retention. Without rest, our response speeds can drop by up to 50%, which mirrors the effects of alcohol consumption. so, insufficient sleep can end up being dangerous as well as unproductive! American companies reportedly lose around $63 billion a year due to low productivity, which can be pinned down to a lack of sleep. Those that have spotted this cause have even started encouraging employees to take naps at work by providing ‘nap- dedicated spaces’!
2. Tiredness is linked to weight gain
Ever feel simply too tired to get up and actually do things? This is one of the reasons a lack of sleep can lead to weight gain- if you’re too tired, you won’t exercise. Just as we should exercise to get a better night’s sleep, we should sleep for a better chance of exercising!
Also, having a bad night's sleep causes the body to produce more of the ‘hunger hormone’ Ghrelin, which stimulates appetite and causes us to feel hungry. So, if you are tired, you feel hungrier, crave high-fat food, and lack the motivation to exercise.
3. Helps Keep Your Immune System Strong
Numerous studies show a link between quality sleep and a strong immune system, which has never been more important to us than it is right now. Sleep gives your body time to rest and repair, which is often why we instinctually want to sleep when we are feeling unwell. Also, sleep improves immune cells known as T-cells, which help to fight infected cells such as those causing COVID-19.
5. Helps Maintain Physical Wellbeing
Several studies have drawn a link between consistent poor sleep and serious health issues, such as high blood pressure, hypertension, and heart disease- regardless of age or fitness level. This can be because, without long enough periods of rest, our bodies release a chemical that stops both our blood pressure and heart rate from lowering. Over time, this can take a huge toll on our physical wellbeing. So, focus on getting a good night's sleep if you want to work to lower your risk of developing these conditions!
6. Helps protect against Alzheimer’s Disease
Remarkably, sleep can have a profound effect on the progression of Alzheimer’s disease, which is an irreversible brain disorder that slowly destroys our memory. A small study found that losing just one night of sleep led to an increase in beta-amyloid, a protein in the brain hinders our cognitive abilities.
Does this mean that practicing good sleeping habits can protect you? Maybe. But it also may mean that quality sleep should be regarded as a crucial activity that can work delay the effects of Alzheimer’s.
So, How can our Air smart fan help?
As the weather warms up this summer you are going to need a fan to keep you cool at night. The AirGo Smart fan has been awarded by Quiet mark as one of the quietest fans on the market, ensuring you can sleep through the night without being disturbed by noise.
The AirGo fan has the ability to control temperature, meaning during the times in the night where the temperature rises the fan can be set to automatically turn on- preventing you from waking up to do it!
Many of us suffer from dryness due to sleeping with our mouths/ eyes slightly open or simply have naturally dry skin. With the AirGo fan’s Night Mode, the air is distributed at different pressures to ensure that you won’t have excess wind coming your way throughout the night. Click the link below to find out more about the GeoSmartPro AirGo Smart Fan.