Here is why you should get the recommend hours of sleep each night:
- Will improve memory
- Helps Brain function and concentration
- Decreases inflammation
- Helps daytime fatigue and improves phyiscal motivation
- Helps the metabolism
- Lowers stress levels
- Lowers the risk of having a heart attack or stroke
- Improves your immune system
- Improves quality of life and overall health*
Now knowing all of this, you may go to bed earlier tonight!
On the other hand, if you suffer from sleep apnoea you may be getting the recommended hours of sleep but not the quality of sleep. Suffers that sleep 8 hours per visit night are actually only getting about 4-5 hours of sleep as the body needs to keep alerting(waking) itself due to lack of oxygen from the blockage of the throat.
The quality of sleep is very important. We need to get through the 5 stages of sleep to make it a good quality sleep. Take a look at one of our recent blog about the stages of sleep: https://www.respirico.com.au/how-important-is-sleeping/
*Other health conditions can also interfere with the quality of your sleep. It's best to discuss your sleeping patterns with your local GP. Some of these benefits will differ from person to person and other health conditions.