Are you getting enough quality sleep? Sleep has been shown to be an essential component of health that can affect one person’s well-being and quality of life. Sleep plays a meaningful part in maintaining good health.
So what is quality sleep? Sleep is a state where awareness of environmental stimuli is reduced. We need sleep since it allows our body and mind to recharge while leaving us refreshed and alert when we wake up.
The Whole Health Organization (WHO) recommends that ages 6-12 years old should be receiving 9-12 hours of sleep per 24 hours. And 13-18 years old should be receiving 8-10 hours of sleep per 24 hours. While adults from the ages 18-60 years old should be receiving 7 or more hours of sleep per night.
Not having the proper amount of sleep can lead to certain diseases and medical conditions like:
- Type 2 diabetes
- High blood pressure
- Heart disease
- Poor mental health
- Early death
Having the recommended sleep can also help your body remain healthy and stave off diseases. It can:
- Boost your immune system
- Prevent weight gain
- Strengthen your heart
- Better mood
- Improve memory
At the end of the day, a good night of sleep is just as important as eating healthy and exercising! You cannot achieve optimal whole health without taking care of your sleep.
According to a recent study by Harvard University, people following healthy habits were 82% less likely to die from cardiovascular disease and 65% less likely to die from cancer! Download the Lively Habits App to help you keep track of your 10 healthy lifestyle habits. Spend a couple of minutes a day to remind yourself of these healthy habits! These 10 lifestyle habits can help strengthen yourself against COVID-19 risks, illnesses, and chronic illness. Stay safe out there!Top