How A Better Sleep Benefits You

Last week has been spent with the least sleep possible and I can’t say I had the best time ever. 

After a night full of work aaand some Netflix afterwards – I would wake up and feel tired and just not motivated for the day. A part of my body was still asleep.

Now if I remember in 2016 November ish — I had 3 days with no sleep due to the first night shifts I have ever had. I’m not able to get 8 hours of sleep during the day, it’s just my body that thinks it’s not right, and he’s right. On the 3rd day. I snapped and I couldn’t control my emotions anymore. I told somebody to f**k themselves too (I’m sorry again lol – he was annoying anyway).

After those 3 days have ended I had 2 days off in a row aaaand I fell asleep the morning after I got home and I slept for 18 hours straight. Crazy right?! I know that’s not the healthiest thing I’ve done but it’s over! And I’m glad I can share this experience with you all 🙂 

After this lesson, I can proudly tell you a few benefits that a good night’s sleep will give you:

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#1 Emotional Control & Better Mood

When you’re rational you know it’s not ok to just snap at somebody for no reason but when you’re tired you just do it and you just feel bad afterward. I person I snapped in front of was my coworker but in your cause, it could be your wife, kid, parents — it’s just not worth it.

You’re gonna be able to control your emotions way more and you’ll be in a better mood overall. 

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#2 Better Thinking & Memory

After my 3 days with no sleep, I don’t think I was able to make any important decision or solve logical/math problems as fast as I do when well rested. 

A good night’s sleep will help you focus which automatically helps you memorize important stuff that you may or may not forget when sleep deprived. 

Creativity is also a part of the equation — less sleep you get less creative you are, and it makes sense. Creativity is a different process that occurs in your brain but when you’re sleep deprived and obviously can’t think as good — you can’t be as creative either.

#3 Better Health

The better your sleep is, the better your immune system is. But not only that, insufficient sleep has been found to be linked with heart diseases or diabetes. 

Those things happen after years of not sleeping well but better safe than sorry!




27 thoughts on “How A Better Sleep Benefits You

  1. Sleap its natural meditation . Now I tried to sleap as early as I can every night and during the day ( afternoon time ) as many as I can in a week . Same as you self , not only 3 days almost 10 years working on the cruise ship . I wasn’t have enogh sleap every night but I am still lucky that my sleaping problem don’t course serious problem with my health condition . Because I am a very healthy person , no smoke , no coffee ( sometimes , perhaps once in a week ) , no alcohol ,no soda drink and doing a lot of exercise . Instead of coffee or tea I drink natural red ginger tea every morning and almost everyday drink young coconut in a day time .

  2. Sleep is so important. I have been suffering from insomnia for a really long time and I can’t tell you how much it sucks. When I get one night of good sleep I cherish it and feel so much better the next day.

  3. I too have very poor sleep due to insomnia. I agree that I feel more rested when I have a better night of sleep and you are right that it leads to better emotional control x

  4. Because of today’s way of life, many people don’t sleep as much as they should be. It not only causes mental but also physical problems and effects our health. Great post!

  5. I’m with you on this one, I just can’t cope if I don’t get enough sleep! I can manage on a min. of 7 hours, but I can’t do that for too many days in a row. I get really cranky if I haven’t had enough sleep too!

  6. That is one thing I need to have more of – sleep. I have been tied down to a gazillion responsibilities that I do not know when I will ever get a good nght’s sleep.

  7. YES! I completely agree, I wrote a post about the benefits of a good night’s sleep earlier in the year too! It’s so important, for so many different functions of the body and brain, to get a good night’s sleep. I find developing a good sleep hygiene routine helps me.

  8. Sleep is actually really important for your mental health. It is a part of self-care, and I always know when I get depressed that I’m slacking on self-care, such as sleep and personal hygiene.

  9. Good sleep is so important! I’ve been struggling with sleep the past couple months and it definitely impacts my mood. Thankfully my boyfriend is really understanding and gets that I’m cranky because I could not fall asleep and it’s not really my fault. But it’s seriously the worst! And your story about that annoying person made me lol a little bit haha

  10. I absolutely agree, getting enough rest it’s not only beneficial for your mental/emotional health but only physically as well. I find that I function better when I get at least 7-8hrs of sleep. I enjoyed reading your post, thanks for sharing!

  11. This is very true…for me, even if I sleep 8 hours I end up feeling exhausted the next day! But if I don’t sleep well at all, forget about it. I’m crying over every little thing and picking fights for no’s terrible.

  12. Getting enough sleep is important for me especially since i feel more productive when I have enough sleep the night before. It’s really going to improve your overall health!

  13. Getting enough sleep is a life saver too as our bodies need that time to recover and heal. I don’t sleep very much and sometimes, I meditate to get myself to sleep.

  14. Getting a good nights sleep is very important for health, a bedtime routine is good to relax before you fall asleep.

  15. This is a great blog post! I can relate to what you were saying about ‘After a night full of work and some Netflix afterwards – I would wake up and feel tired and just not motivated for the day. A part of my body was still asleep.’ –> this is me on a daily basis :)! I can definitely relate to being emotional and snapping at people (mainly my twin sister). Once I’ve rested I can see the improvements and benefits that you’ve mentioned!

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