SLEEP and GO / by Cinthia Contreras

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It’s so funny (sarcasm) to hear some people say things like: “you sleep when you are dead”,  “I haven’t slept in days because I have to finish this or that” “if you want to succeed in life you need to work 24 hours a day and no rest” and on and on… How clueless I find those people! I mean how can a tired, sleepless brain make a good decision? Or avoid making mistakes?

Adequate sleep is a key part of a healthy lifestyle, and can benefit your heart, weight, mind, and more.

Sleep makes you feel better, but its importance goes way beyond just boosting your mood or banishing under-eye circles.

Sleep, learning, and memory are complex phenomena that are not entirely understood. However, animal and human studies suggest that the quantity and quality of sleep have a profound impact on learning and memory. Research suggests that sleep helps learning and memory in two distinct ways. First, a sleep-deprived person cannot focus attention optimally and therefore cannot learn efficiently. Second, sleep itself has a role in the consolidation of memory, which is essential for learning new information.

Even if you are trying to lose weight you need to sleep, otherwise you simply won’t why? Too little sleep triggers a cortisol spike. This stress hormone signals your body to conserve energy to fuel your waking hours. ... So it's not so much that if you sleep, you'll lose weight, but that too little sleep hampers your metabolism and contributes to weight gain.

At night, while we sleep, our skin cells are busy with the process of renewal and repair, because skin follows circadian rhythms, creating waves of activity which trigger cells to perform important processes at specific times of the day. Disturbed sleep and lifestyle factors can cause a cumulative effect; your skin can become out of sync and unbalanced, its healthy appearance compromised.

If I keep going this would be a essay (and you wont read it lol) and guess what I’m doing while I’m writing this post?! Letting the deep scent of rosemary relax me and help me concentrate better.

SLEEP IS GOOD AND VITAL FOR YOU! So love your bed, floor, hammock couch or whatever it is you sleep in.