By now we should all know that having sufficient sleep – between 7 to 8 hours is crucial for your wellbeing. When you’re sleeping, it is when your body takes control at vital processing, restoration and strengthening and this is something you’ll thank us later after a gruesome leg day at the gym!
How 7~8 hours quality sleep at night benefits you?
● Prevents you from putting on weight
Plan an earlier bedtime in addition to exercising if you’re keeping a close watch on your weight. When you are sleep-deprived, your brain releases chemicals to signal hunger and this leads to eating more.
● Keeps you away from the doctor
Stress, anxiety, and worries lead to physical illness. A 7~8 hours sleep at night helps at taking away the negativities. If you are lacking in sleep, you tend to have a greater risk of heart diseases or stroke.
● Spur creativity, concentration, and productivity
When your brain get well rested at night, its function get boosted in the day time from various aspects including cognition, productivity, concentration, and creativity.
● Steer clear of depression
Sleep impacts many of the chemicals in your body, including serotonin. People with serotonin deficiencies are more likely to suffer from depression. You are happier when you get enough sleep! (Aren’t we all? LOL)
● Boost your memory
Deep sleep is a very important time for your brain to make memories and links, and getting more quality sleep will help you remember and process things better.
How do you keep track of your sleeping hours?
Before you invest in sleep trackers, you first need to understand how these devices work. Typically sleep trackers like HONOR Band 5 tracks:
- The amount of time you spend asleep
- The quality of your sleep
- How much time you spent in each stage of sleep
- Sleep-related health tips.
How do they track? The main way sleep trackers know when you’re asleep is through your body movement. While we switch positions during sleep and may twitch some during our dreams, we’re generally a whole lot more still when we’re asleep than when we’re awake. This makes body movement a useful indicator for measuring your sleep vs. awake status and your overall time asleep.
Now, here’s the million dollar question – how many hours do you sleep per night? Reply to the thread with your answer!