Sleep is Essential for Your Wellbeing

Andrew Parker
Jul 09, 2023

Sleep is one of the biggest blessings in our lives. Nothing beats the feeling of snuggling into your comfortable bed despite how productive or unproductive your day was, and waking up well-rested and refreshed from a good night’s rest is a feeling almost all of us desire. After a good night’s sleep, we feel energized and ready to take on any challenges the day may present us with. Sleep is obviously a necessary bodily function, just like breathing and eating, and just like any other bodily function, excess or lack of sleep can have many adverse impacts on both our mental and physical health. Sleep impacts our cardiovascular health, immune system, memory, creativity, and emotional regulation, so it is essential for our well-being.

As mentioned earlier, lack of sleep causes trouble in decision making, which can be extremely problematic as usually people with important, high-stress jobs suffer from lack of sleep, which can have extreme consequences, alongside creativity, dealing with emotions and behavior, and creativity. Plus, long-term effects of sleep deprivation can lead to a weakened immune system which makes you more vulnerable to respiratory infections like the flu, increased risk of heart attacks, and hormone production. Moreover, your mental health suffers as well, increasing the risks of depression and anxiety and impulsive behavior. 

Clearly getting a good night’s sleep is essential, so here are a few tips on how to sleep better. Try to limit caffeine, sugar, and alcohol intake, as these can interfere with your sleeping pattern and appetite, making you either extremely energized or extremely depressed. Secondly, try to maintain a sleep schedule by keeping your bedtime as consistent as possible, so your body can adapt to the routine. Try to avoid screens and lights, and instead indulge in relaxing activities like a bath before bed.